What is budesonide/formoterol (generic Sybmicort)?
Budesonide/formoterol is a combination prescription medication used to improve lung function and treat symptoms of asthma (coughing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and shortness of breath). It is also used to treat air flow blockage in patients with certain lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is generally prescribed for patients who are struggling to manage their asthma with their current medication or who have severe asthma and require multiple medications to manage it.
Budesonide/formoterol is available under the brand name Symbicort. It comes in the form of an aerosol liquid which is inhaled by mouth using an inhaler.