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Spiriva vs. Symbicort for Asthma

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Spiriva

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Other Names: Tiotropium Bromide

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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
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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
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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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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...
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...
you're supposed to use Symbicort and Onbreze(Arcapta) since...
...you. I also take Spiriva but I don't see how it has helped my breathing as much as it has stopped the coughing, really dried me up. ...you're supposed to use Symbicort and Onbreze(Arcapta) since...
muscle cramps in my hands and legs and a very dry mouth...
...Spiriva and Symbicort. Symbicort caused muscle cramps in my hands and legs and a very dry mouth. Dulera has not...
taking symbicort/spiriva for one yr, & now I'm having side...
...symbicort/spiriva for one yr, & now I'm having side effects almost daily. Within a couple of hrs after taking, I exp...
together. Does that help?? Sweetest blessings,...
...Symbicort can be taken with Spiriva. Take the Symbicort in place of ...not take Advair and Symbicort together. Does that help?? Sweetest blessin...
Yes I use Symbicort and I find it absolutely great. I use...
...anyone used Symbicort who has emphysema? What were their results? Yes I use Symbicort and I find it absolutely great. I use Spiriva in the morning...
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