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Asthma is the common chronic (medicine) inflammatory disease of the bronchi characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, revers...
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Albuterol 19,210 Prednisone 16,322 Ventolin 13,107
679,708 conversations around the web about Asthma to help you make a decision
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Spiriva
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Symbicort
Other name: Tiotropium Bromide (Tiotropium Bromide)
Other name: Budesonide-Formoterol (Budesonide-Formoterol)
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6,381
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COPD
Asthma*
Emphysema
Chronic Bronchitis
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Asthma
COPD
Emphysema
Prescribing mode:
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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...
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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...
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Top Concerns
Spi
Weight Gain
7
Dry Mouth
4
Depression
4
Breathing Problems
4
Diabetes
3
Heart Attack
2
Lung Cancer
2
Dizzy
2
Palpitations
2
Itching
2
Top Concerns
Sym
Weight Gain
8
Tiredness
7
Thrush
7
Anxiety
5
Chest Tightness
5
Chest Pain
4
Cramping
4
Hoarseness
4
GERD
4
Breathing Problems
3
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Weight Gain
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Dry Mouth
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Sym
4
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Depression
Spi
Sym
4
0
Breathing Problems
Spi
Sym
4
3
Diabetes
Spi
Sym
3
0
Heart Attack
Spi
Sym
2
0
Lung Cancer
Spi
Sym
2
0
Dizzy
Spi
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2
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Palpitations
Spi
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2
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Itching
Spi
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2
0
Weight Gain
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Spi
8
7
Tiredness
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Spi
7
0
Thrush
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Spi
7
0
Anxiety
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Spi
5
0
Chest Tightness
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Spi
5
0
Chest Pain
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Spi
4
0
Cramping
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Spi
4
0
Hoarseness
Sym
Spi
4
0
GERD
Sym
Spi
4
0
Breathing Problems
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Spi
3
4
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About Spiriva
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...
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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...
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symbicort vs spiriva
Have been on symbicort for approx. 2 months. It helps quite a bit but seems to cause a sore throat.
CherylL
January 22, 2014
I take symbicort as well...for 4 years now....it is best to rinse your mouth after each dose and it will clear up.

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spiriva? I have gained weight on symbicort will spiriva do...
" ...works better symbicort or spiriva? I have gained weight on symbicort will spiriva do the same? I was lead to understand that symbicort is used as a ...You mentioned does spiriva gain weight ? I ... "

and also have bouts of what my GP has said is urticaria...
" ...worked to relieve the itching, I too am on brycanyl, spiriva and symbicort and also have bouts of what my GP has said is urticaria and it drives me ...coming of the pred did nothing to lessen th... "

keep me on symbicort and spiriva as per damage to my lungs...
" ...has improved.. I have copd and my breathing has improved so much that ive been able to stop 2 of my copd meds, tho docs keep me on symbicort and spiriva as per damage to my lung... "

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one of the side effects of symbicort and spiriva! And ive...
" ...and spiriva! And ive had one now all this mth and get them every 2 mths...im on my 4th lot of antis.. Im bloody sick of ir too...but i can breathe...there must be... "

anyone take Symbicort only once a day. It works as soon as...
" ...at night I've been using Spiriva for almost a year. And it works really well. After ...see the benefit of taking Symbicort at night. Does anyone take Symbicort only once a day. It works as soon... "

6 weeks ago because it caused weight gain - 15 pounds over...
" 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... "

like to get off of symbicort, but how can I do so safely?...
" ...Advair. I am also on Spirva and albuetrol inhalation for nebulizer. Since symbicort, I have gained weight, having ...time. I would like to get off of symbicort, but how can I do so safely? And w... "

for a few months after switching from Spiriva because...
" ...me to google Spiriva and weight loss ...site) had been using Symbicort for a few months after switching from Spiriva because of the weight gain. She still ...since taking the Symbicort. Tha... "

so I am in a quandary: is the symptom relief worth...
" ...what you know about Spiriva, Symbicort, and weight gain, ...DO feel that Spiriva relieves my COPD symptoms much better than Symbicort so I am in a quandary: is the symptom relief worth the weigh... "

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