Symbicort generic name budesonide formoterol is a teroid that reduces inflammation in the body and works as a bronchodilator that relaxes that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing
It is suggested moderate drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using Symbicort advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, seizure disorders, herpes eye infection, tuberculosis, any active infection, electrolyte imbalance such as low potassium level in the blood or a thyroid disorder.
Less serious side effects are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, back pain, stuffy nose, muscle or joint pain or changes in your voice. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, worsening asthma, chest pain, fast pounding heartbeats, tremors, nervousness, wheezing, throat irritation, choking or other breathing problems after use, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms, bruising or bleeding, weakness, blurred vision, eye pain, seeing halos around lights, white patches or sores in the mouth or throat, high blood pressure,. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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