Prednisone vs Symbicort

Prednisone
(Rx)
Symbicort
(Rx)
Prednisone is a steroid.
Symbicort is an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.4
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.4
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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January 17, 1972
July 21, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
570,340 Discussions
12,014 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RA
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Swelling
#6 for Lupus
#7 for Asthma
#8 for Infection
#10 for Rash
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Itching
#13 for Joint Pain
#14 for Cancer
#16 for Hives
#17 for Acne
Prednisone is prescribed for RA, Allergy, Crohn's Disease, Swelling, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Asthma, Infection, Rash, Headaches, Itching, Joint Pain, Shortness of Breath, Hives and Acne and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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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Pre
Weight Gain
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Mood Swings
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Cataract
1
Bone Loss
1
Stomach Problems
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Increased Appetite
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Sym
Weight Gain
5
Thrush
4
Anxiety
3
Chest Tightness
3
Chest Pain
2
Hoarseness
2
Cramping
2
Palpitations
2
Insomnia
2
Sore Throat
2
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Prednisone
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Symbicort
Sym
Weight Gain
Pre
Sym
9
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pre
Sym
2
0
Mood Swings
Pre
Sym
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Pre
Sym
1
0
Cataract
Pre
Sym
1
0
Bone Loss
Pre
Sym
1
0
Stomach Problems
Pre
Sym
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Sym
1
0
Increased Appetite
Pre
Sym
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Pre
Sym
1
0
Weight Gain
Sym
Pre
5
9
Thrush
Sym
Pre
4
0
Anxiety
Sym
Pre
3
0
Chest Tightness
Sym
Pre
3
0
Chest Pain
Sym
Pre
2
0
Hoarseness
Sym
Pre
2
0
Cramping
Sym
Pre
2
0
Palpitations
Sym
Pre
2
0
Insomnia
Sym
Pre
2
0
Sore Throat
Sym
Pre
2
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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Not Available
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 Symbicort and alcohol.
Method of use
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Inhalation
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
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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Prednisone
Budesonide/Formoterol Fumarate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Prednisone and Symbicort: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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