Symbicort (Budesonide) Prescriptions Available Online Today

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Can You Get Symbicort (Budesonide) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Symbicort (Budesonide) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Symbicort. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Symbicort, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Symbicort (Budesonide)?

Symbicort is a long-acting inhaler medication that is used to help prevent the symptoms of shortness of breath and wheezing caused by asthma.

Symbicort is also used to relieve symptoms of chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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How Does Symbicort work?

Symbicort is a combination of two medications: formoterol and budesonide.

– Budesonide is a corticosteroid that works by reducing the inflammation, swelling, and irritation of your airways.

– Formoterol is a long-acting beta agonist that works by relaxing and opening the airways in your lungs and helps make breathing easier.

Symbicort usually begins working within 15 minutes and can begin working more quickly in people with COPD.

What Is the Typically Prescribed Dosage and Treatment for Symbicort?

This medication acts as a metered dose inhaler (MDI). Each time you use the inhaler, it gives you a specific dosage by using a pressurized propellant to deliver the medication. Symbicort offers doses of 4.5 mcg of formoterol and 80 mcg or 160 mcg of budesonide. It is commonly prescribed for a dosage of two puffs two times each day.

What Are the Benefits of Symbicort?

Symbicort helps alleviate the negative symptoms associated with asthma. This medication is commonly prescribed when other asthma medicines have been ineffective.

What Are the Side Effects of Symbicort?

Most people that use this medication have no side effects. Generally, side effects that occur in patients with asthma are mild and may include the following:

  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Throat irritation
  • Thrush in the throat or mouth
  • Nasal congestion
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Flu
  • Mild side effects in patients with COPD may include:
  • Throat irritation
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Thrush in the throat or mouth

Infrequently, Symbicort can cause worsening of breathing problems or asthma after use. If you experience any sudden worsening of breathing after using this medication, use a rescue inhaler and seek immediate medical attention.

Serious side effects of Symbicort are rare. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Mood changes such as nervousness or anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Muscle cramps
  • Blurred vision or other visual disturbances
  • Trouble sleeping
  • White patches on your tongue or in your mouth
  • Fever
  • Sore throat that doesn’t go away
  • Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Itching or swelling of the throat, tongue, or face
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Fainting

What Are the Considerations and Precautions for Symbicort?

Before you start taking Symbicort, you should tell your doctor about your medical history and any current medical conditions, especially if you have high blood pressure. You should also let your doctor know about all the medications you are taking, including any vitamins or herbal supplements.

– Symbicort should not be taken for severe or sudden symptoms of asthma or COPD. Do not use this medication more often than your doctor prescribes.

– Do not use other medications that contain a LABA (Long-Acting Beta Agonist) while taking Symbicort.

– Hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar levels) and hypokalemia (decreased potassium levels) can occasionally occur when taking this medication.

– To reduce the chances of getting a fungal infection or thrush in your throat or mouth, you should rinse your mouth with water (don’t swallow the water) after you use Symbicort.

– People with asthma sometimes experience swelling of their blood vessels while taking Symbicort. Talk to your doctor if you experience any feelings of pins and needles, swelling in your sinuses, or numbness in your arms or legs.

– People that are immune-suppressed or have COPD have a higher chance of contracting pneumonia or getting other lower respiratory tract infections while taking Symbicort. Contact your doctor if you notice an increase in your mucus production or if you experience symptoms such as fever, fatigue, chills, increased cough, or breathing problems.

– Using Symbicort can cause slower growth in children. While using this medication, your child’s progression of growth should be checked regularly.

Can You Request a Symbicort Prescription Online?

According to the law, you must have a medical consultation with a doctor before you can get a prescription for medication. Then your doctor must send the prescription for a pharmacy to fill.

To learn more about Symbicort and whether it may be right for you, book an appointment with one of our board-certified doctors online today. During your online appointment, you can speak with a licensed physician to discuss the risks and benefits of Symbicort.


Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.


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