BUDESONIDE AND FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE (SYMBICORT) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name

BUDESONIDE AND FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE

What is the Trade Name for BUDESONIDE AND FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE

SYMBICORT

What is the Indication for BUDESONIDE AND FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE

  • 1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE SYMBICORT is a combination product containing a corticosteroid and a long-acting beta 2 -adrenergic agonist indicated for: Treatment of asthma in patients 6 years of age and older. ( 1.1 ) Maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. ( 1.2 ) Important limitations: Not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm. ( 1.1 , 1.2 ) 1.1 Treatment of Asthma SYMBICORT is indicated for the treatment of asthma in patients 6 years of age and older. SYMBICORT should be used for patients not adequately controlled on a long-term asthma-control medication such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose disease warrants initiation of treatment with both an inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA). Important Limitations of Use: SYMBICORT is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm. 1.2 Maintenance Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease SYMBICORT 160/4.5 is indicated for the maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. SYMBICORT 160/4.5 is also indicated to reduce exacerbations of COPD. SYMBICORT 160/4.5 is the only strength indicated for the treatment of COPD. Important Limitations of Use: SYMBICORT is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.

 

 

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