What is Budesonide-Formoterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Symbicort Budetrol Forocort 200-Inhaler Show all

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Budesonide and formoterol combined are a long-acting inhaled corticosteroid that is used to treat asthma where combination therapy is indicated and for airflow obstruction associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 71 30
Asthma 38 12
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 11 6
Breathing difficulty 10 6
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 7 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 11
Mild 20
None 71

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Budesonide-Formoterol

Side effect Patients
Thrush 4
Dry mouth 3
Jittery feeling 3
Acne breakout 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bipolar manic episodes 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Budesonide-Formoterol

Dosage Patients
2 x 160-4.5 mcg/puff twice daily 15
160-4.5 mcg/puff twice daily 11
2 x 160 mcg-4.5 mcg/inh twice daily 7
80-4.5 mcg/puff twice daily 5
160 mcg-4.5 mcg/inh twice daily 4
2 x 80-4.5 mcg/puff twice daily 4
160 mcg-4.5 mcg/inh daily 3
2 x 160 mcg-4.5 mcg/inh daily 3
80 mcg-4.5 mcg/inh daily 2
80 mcg-4.5 mcg/inh twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Budesonide-Formoterol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 15
Doctor's advice 13
Other 9
Side effects too severe 6
Course of treatment ended 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 2
See all 54 patients who've stopped taking Budesonide-Formoterol

Duration

Currently taking Budesonide-Formoterol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 10

Stopped taking Budesonide-Formoterol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 61
Usually 31
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 12
A little hard to take 23
Not at all hard to take 71
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 18
< $25 30
Not specified 50

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Budesonide-Formoterol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 20
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 6
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 5
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 3
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 3

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Patients stopped taking Budesonide-Formoterol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone furoate-Vilanterol (Breo Ellipta) 7
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 6
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 5
Beclomethasone inhaler (Qvar) 2
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 2

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9 patient evaluations for Budesonide-Formoterol

Sep 4, 2018 (Started Nov 29, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 160-4.5 mcg/puff Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 160-4.5 mcg/puff Twice daily

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Dec 15, 2013 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mcg-4.5 mcg/inh Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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