Advair vs Symbicort for COPD

Advair
(Rx)
Symbicort
(Rx)
Advair is an asthma / COPD medication.
Symbicort is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for COPD
1.9
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for COPD
3.8
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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June 8, 2006
July 21, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
31,404 Discussions
12,020 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for Emphysema
Advair is prescribed for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for Emphysema
Symbicort is prescribed for Asthma and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Adv
Weight Gain
9
Thrush
8
Tiredness
6
Anxiety
5
GERD
5
Depression
4
Hoarseness
4
Insomnia
4
Weight Loss
3
Chest Pain
3
Sym
Weight Gain
7
Thrush
6
Anxiety
5
Chest Tightness
4
Chest Pain
4
Hoarseness
3
Cramping
3
Palpitations
3
Insomnia
3
Sore Throat
3
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Advair
Adv
Symbicort
Sym
Weight Gain
Adv
Sym
9
7
Thrush
Adv
Sym
8
6
Tiredness
Adv
Sym
6
0
Anxiety
Adv
Sym
5
5
GERD
Adv
Sym
5
0
Depression
Adv
Sym
4
0
Hoarseness
Adv
Sym
4
3
Insomnia
Adv
Sym
4
3
Weight Loss
Adv
Sym
3
0
Chest Pain
Adv
Sym
3
4
Weight Gain
Sym
Adv
7
9
Thrush
Sym
Adv
6
8
Anxiety
Sym
Adv
5
5
Chest Tightness
Sym
Adv
4
0
Chest Pain
Sym
Adv
4
3
Hoarseness
Sym
Adv
3
4
Cramping
Sym
Adv
3
0
Palpitations
Sym
Adv
3
0
Insomnia
Sym
Adv
3
4
Sore Throat
Sym
Adv
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Advair during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Symbicort during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Advair and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Symbicort and alcohol.
Method of use
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Inhalation
Dosages
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: 100-50 mcg/dose, 250-50 mcg/dose, 500-50 mcg/dose
Aerosol: 45-21 mcg/actuation, 115-21 mcg/actuation, 230-21 mcg/actuation
Aerosol: 80-4.5 mcg/actuation, 160-4.5 mcg/actuation
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol Xinafoate
Budesonide/Formoterol Fumarate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Advair and Symbicort: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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