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Spiriva vs. Symbicort for Asthma

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Spiriva

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Other Names: Tiotropium Bromide

Symbicort

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 5,242 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 7,184 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Tiotropium bromide (International Nonproprietary Name) is a long-acting, 24 hour, anticholinergic bronchodilator used in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tiotropium bromide capsules for inhalation are co-promoted by Boehrin... Read more on Wikipedia
Budesonide/formoterol is a combination formulation containing budesonide and formoterol used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the EU. Budesonide acts reducing and preventing respiratory tract inflammation, w... Read more on Wikipedia
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By smself
December 19, 2013
smself wrote
symbicort vs spiriva
Have been on symbicort for approx. 2 months. It helps quite a bit but seems to cause a sore throat.
I take symbicort as well...for 4 years now....it is best to rinse your mouth after each dose and it will clear up.
CherylL  |  January 22, 2014
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By dan
December 12, 2013
dan wrote
symbacort
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By Barbara
November 16, 2013
Barbara wrote
Spiriva
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By shifrah
August 23, 2013
shifrah wrote
spira and oral thrush
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By Joanne
August 7, 2013
Joanne wrote
New to Dulera
I too appreciate these post. I have copd and have been on oxygen for 3yrs. I have been using Advair 2x's a day and Spiriva1 X's a day for yrs. My insurance won't pay for my Advair any more and suggested I use Dulera. I am afraid to use a new treatment so reading these have helped. Again, thanks for your imput.
pamela  |  February 6, 2014
I was prescribed Singulair by my ENT, because I wanted to try something I thought would be a "lighter" form of treatment other than Dulera; after 3 days my skin was feeling as though it was hot, then cold, and being scraped by pins! Also, the dreams I had were vivid and very strange, and I was extremely agitated. So, I am now in the process of making myself try the Dulera, hoping it will work and I won't be allergic!
Lynn Eaton  |  December 30, 2013
I was given Dulera over 3 weeks ago, and I am afraid to use it. I have a mild asthma, whistling and a little wheezing at night. One doctor told me he controlled his without meds, and I am so fearful, wishing I wasnt' this way... I am glad to see the positive comments about the drug.
Lynn Eaton  |  December 27, 2013
Thank you for posting. I am beginning Dulera this evening for the first time. I have been on Qvar and its not been helping much. So have been on breathing treatments and now beginning Dulera and stopping Qvar. Will post when I have used for a week. Thanks.
Mrs. L.V. Bontrager  |  October 19, 2013
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What patients are saying about Spiriva vs. Symbicort

572 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
gain - 15 pounds over 6 months. I switched to Spiriva...
I went off of Symbicort 6 weeks ago because it caused weight gain - 15 pounds over 6 months. I switched to Spiriva thinking that without the steroids of Symbicort I would be able to...
summarize it's been 4 months since I stopped Symbicort for...
...my weight gain since stopping Symbicort and switching to Spiriva: I went on the only ...long for the steroid in Symbicort to leave MY system). I ...4 months since I stopped Symbicort for...
does anybody take steriod inhaler and symbicort and spriva?...
...switched from advair to symbicort and also is anyone ...of the steriod inhalers besides symbicort and spiriva. Let me reprhase that does anybody take steriod inhaler and symbicort and spriva? Th...
joints. Disappeared once I stopped it and went on Symbicort
I do Spiriva and Symbicort, both done after breakfast at the same time I ...did have with Advair and had to change to Symbicort. For me, it was this achy body all the ...I stopped it and went o...
beginning until this spring when Dr. switched me to Spiriva...
...of you had problems with thrush. Did you ...thrush. I too Advair from the beginning until this spring when Dr. switched me to Spiriva & Symbicort. I had no problems with the Advair. Ate yogurt w...
to spiriva on your recomendation. i find atrovent helpful...
...much emmie, i found symbicort had a similarly big ...the short term version of spiriva i think, may ask the docs to change me to spiriva on your recomendation. i find atrovent helpful cos you ca...
does. I am on Symbicort and Spiriva (with albuterol...
...is that they have switched me from Advair to Symbicort. Nothing wrong with Advair but ...just didn't help me like Symbicort does. I am on Symbicort and Spiriva (with albuterol inhalers if need...
least 5 years. I use symbicort because it contains a...
...I use Spiriva for a long acting ...least 5 years. I use symbicort because it contains a cortcosteroid ...just switched from Advair to Symbicort only recently. I use Ventolin,...
the counter) and I took my symbicort and they were able to...
When I switched from Seretide to Symbicort I had some problems and couldn't stay on it ...the counter) and I took my symbicort and they were able .../ Asthma overlap - I'm on spiriva which is a ...
added Symbicort. It also makes a big difference. I'm on...
...I've been using Spiriva for almost a year. And it works really well. After several ...my Pulmo added Symbicort. It also makes a big difference. I'm on 02 ...the benefit of taking Symbicort ...
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