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Common Symbicort Side Effects


The most commonly reported Symbicort side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (1674)
Asthma (565)
Malaise (471)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (418)
Cough (417)
Pneumonia (345)
Off Label Use (332)
Dysphonia (272)
Chest Discomfort (217)
Wheezing (206)
Headache (192)
Dizziness (160)
Chest Pain (159)
Bronchitis (153)
Oropharyngeal Pain (146)
Hypertension (139)
Muscle Spasms (134)
Incorrect Dose Administered (134)
Weight Increased (133)
Fall (131)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Symbicort Side Effects Reported to FDA



Symbicort Side Effect Report#9997964
Dyspnoea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Arthritis, Cardiac Discomfort
This is a report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,hiatus hernia,cardiac failure,cardiac failure congestive, who was treated with Symbicort (dosage: 160/4.5, 2 Puffs Bid, start time: 201109), combined with:
  • Nexium
  • Carvedilol
  • Imdur
  • Norvasc
  • Lasix
  • Synthroid
  • Spironolactone
  • Cymbalta
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Arthritis, Cardiac Discomfort after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Symbicort treatment in female patients, resulting in Dyspnoea side effect.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9987944
Cardiac Disorder, Pulmonary Function Test Decreased, Pain
This report suggests a potential Symbicort Death side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used Symbicort (dosage: 160/4.5 Mcg, 2 Puffs, Two Times A Day) starting NS. After starting Symbicort the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cardiac Disorder, Pulmonary Function Test Decreased, PainAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril
  • Omeprazole
  • Prednisone
  • Carvedilol
  • Digoxin
  • Spiriva
  • Proair
  • Aspirin
Although Symbicort demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Death, may still occur.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9972957
Cardiac Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Dyspnoea, Fatigue
This Cardiac Failure problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma. On 2008 this consumer started treatment with Symbicort Turbuhaler (dosage: 200/6 Mcg, Once Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Symbicort Turbuhaler, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardiac Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Dyspnoea, FatigueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9970071
Presyncope, Atrial Fibrillation
This Presyncope side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,diabetes mellitus,oedema.The patient was prescribed Symbicort (drug dosage: 160 4.5 Mcg Unk), which was initiated on 201402. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prevacid
  • Metformin
  • Furosemide
.After starting to take Symbicort the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Presyncope, Atrial FibrillationThese side effects may potentially be related to Symbicort.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9970052
Chest Pain, Back Pain, Hypertension, Visual Impairment, Influenza Like Illness, Cough, Blood Glucose Increased
This is a report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from HU, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: asthma,goitre, who was treated with Symbicort Turbuhaler (dosage: 2x2 Inhalations, Two Times A Day, start time:
Jan 29, 2014), combined with:
  • Letrox
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Chest Pain, Back Pain, Hypertension, Visual Impairment, Influenza Like Illness, Cough, Blood Glucose Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Symbicort Turbuhaler treatment in female patients, resulting in Chest Pain side effect.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9964323
Pulmonary Embolism, Decreased Appetite
This report suggests a potential Symbicort Forte Turbuhaler Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from HU was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used Symbicort Forte Turbuhaler (dosage: 9/320 Mcg/dose, 1 Puff, Two Times A Day) starting
Jan 24, 2014. After starting Symbicort Forte Turbuhaler the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pulmonary Embolism, Decreased AppetiteAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Symbicort Forte Turbuhaler demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9956354
Angina Unstable
This Angina Unstable problem was reported by a physician from AU. A 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Symbicort Turbuhaler (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Onbrez
  • Spiriva
When using Symbicort Turbuhaler, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Angina UnstableAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Angina Unstable, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9956341
Dyspnoea
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from HU. A 71-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The patient was prescribed Symbicort Turbuhaler (drug dosage: 4.5/160 Mcg, Bid), which was initiated on 201312. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Symbicort Turbuhaler the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: DyspnoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Symbicort Turbuhaler. The patient was hospitalized.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9936711
Bronchospasm, Lip Injury, Pain, Bronchitis, Neuropathy Peripheral, Irritability, Off Label Use, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: sarcoidosis,abdominal discomfort,gastrooesophageal reflux disease, who was treated with Symbicort (dosage: 160/4.5 Mcg, 2 Puffs Bid, start time: 2013), combined with:
  • Nexium
  • Nexium
  • Nexium
  • Nexium
  • Methotrexate (1 Shot Every Thursday)
  • Leucovorin (Not Reported Week, 24 Hr After Methotrexate)
  • Pro Air (Not Reported Prn)
  • Cymbalta
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Bronchospasm, Lip Injury, Pain, Bronchitis, Neuropathy Peripheral, Irritability, Off Label Use, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Symbicort treatment in female patients, resulting in Bronchospasm side effect.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9934891
Breast Hyperplasia, Dyspnoea, Dyspnoea, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthralgia, Wheezing, Device Misuse
This report suggests a potential Symbicort Breast Hyperplasia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used Symbicort (dosage: 320mcg Bid) starting 2006. After starting Symbicort the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Breast Hyperplasia, Dyspnoea, Dyspnoea, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthralgia, Wheezing, Device MisuseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Symbicort demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Breast Hyperplasia, may still occur.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9932564
Muscle Twitching
This Muscle Twitching problem was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 60-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma. On
Jan 10, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Symbicort Turbuhaler (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Symbicort Turbuhaler, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Muscle TwitchingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscle Twitching, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9931428
Bronchitis Chronic, Dyspnoea, Malaise, Device Misuse
This Bronchitis Chronic side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bronchitis chronic.The patient was prescribed Symbicort (drug dosage: 160/4.5 Mcg, Once Or Twice Daily Prn), which was initiated on 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Albuterol
.After starting to take Symbicort the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Bronchitis Chronic, Dyspnoea, Malaise, Device MisuseThese side effects may potentially be related to Symbicort. The patient was hospitalized.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9929116
This is a report of a 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Symbicort (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Symbicort treatment in male patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9928242
This report suggests a potential Symbicort Death side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Symbicort (dosage: 160/4.5 Bid) starting NS. After starting Symbicort the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:Additional drugs used concurrently:
  • Nexium
Although Symbicort demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Death, may still occur.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9928132
Dyspnoea, Chest Pain, Weight Decreased
This Dyspnoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On NS this consumer started treatment with Symbicort Turbuhaler (dosage: 160/4.5 Mcg, 2 Inhalations/bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Symbicort Turbuhaler, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspnoea, Chest Pain, Weight DecreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9927829
This Death side effect was reported by a physician from HR. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The patient was prescribed Symbicort (budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate) (drug dosage: 1 Df= 320mcg Budesonide + 9 Mcg Formoterol, Two Dosage Form Two Times Daily), which was initiated on 201307. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Symbicort (budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: These side effects may potentially be related to Symbicort (budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate).
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9927827
This is a report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from HR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: asthma,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who was treated with Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide, Formoterole) (dosage: 1 Df= 320mcg Budesonide + 9 Mcg Formoterol, Two Dosage Form Two Times Daily, start time: 201307), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide, Formoterole) treatment in female patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9927695
Spinal Column Injury, Dysuria, Dysphonia, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Symbicort Spinal Column Injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used Symbicort (dosage: 80/4.5, 2 Puffs Bid) starting NS. After starting Symbicort the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Spinal Column Injury, Dysuria, Dysphonia, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Atropine Bromide (1 Vial Qid)
  • Coumadin
  • Carvedilol
  • Atorvastatin
  • Levothyroxine
  • Amiodarone
  • Sertraline (100mg 1/2 Tab Nr)
  • Furosemide (20mg Nr)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Symbicort demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Spinal Column Injury, may still occur.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9924758
Fatigue, Muscle Spasms, Insomnia, Asthma, Myalgia
This Fatigue problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthma. On
Feb 07, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Symbicort (dosage: 2 Puffs Twice Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Symbicort, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Fatigue, Muscle Spasms, Insomnia, Asthma, MyalgiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Fatigue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9924660
Ankle Fracture
This Ankle Fracture side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 68-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: asthma.The patient was prescribed Symbicort (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jun 29, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Budesonide (100 Mg, Two Times A Day)
  • Prolia (60 Mg Every Six Months)
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Andriol
  • Vitamin D
.After starting to take Symbicort the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ankle FractureThese side effects may potentially be related to Symbicort.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9924387
Local Swelling, Swelling Face, Lip Swelling, Urticaria, Rash, Rash Macular
This is a report of a 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: asthma, who was treated with Symbicort (dosage: 160/4.5mcg 2 Puff Bid, start time:
Feb 10, 2014), combined with:
  • Omnaris
  • Xopinex
  • Astepro Nasal Spray
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Local Swelling, Swelling Face, Lip Swelling, Urticaria, Rash, Rash Macular after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Symbicort treatment in female patients, resulting in Local Swelling side effect.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9921620
Pancreatitis
This report suggests a potential Symbicort Pancreatitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bronchospasm and used Symbicort (dosage: 2 Puff/ Inhaled,orally.) starting
Jan 23, 2014. After starting Symbicort the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: PancreatitisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Symbicort demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pancreatitis, may still occur.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9921442
Pneumonia, Vocal Cord Disorder, Laryngitis, Cough
This Pneumonia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,vitamin supplementation. On 2009 this consumer started treatment with Symbicort (dosage: 160 4.5 Mcg 2 Puffs Bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Omeprazole
  • Multivites Wmens One A Day (Daily)
  • Fish Oil
When using Symbicort, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pneumonia, Vocal Cord Disorder, Laryngitis, CoughThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9915044
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Pneumonia, Alopecia
This Upper Respiratory Tract Infection side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,gastrooesophageal reflux disease.The patient was prescribed Symbicort (drug dosage: 160/4.5, 2 Puffs Bid), which was initiated on
Feb 11, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omeprazole
  • Ranitidine
  • Albuterol (2.5mg/3ml Prn)
  • Linzess
  • Ibuprofen (Prn)
  • Ibuprofen (Prn)
  • Tylenol (Prn)
.After starting to take Symbicort the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Pneumonia, AlopeciaThese side effects may potentially be related to Symbicort. The patient was hospitalized.
Symbicort Side Effect Report#9914354
Coronary Artery Occlusion, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: emphysema,coronary artery occlusion, who was treated with Symbicort Turbuhaler (dosage: 320/9 Ug Two Times A Day, start time:
Feb 14, 2014), combined with:
  • Brilinta
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Coronary Artery Occlusion, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Symbicort Turbuhaler treatment in male patients, resulting in Coronary Artery Occlusion side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Symbicort on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Symbicort Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 1108
Asthma 415
Malaise 378
Cough 283
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 242
Pneumonia 227
Off Label Use 205
Dysphonia 190
Chest Discomfort 164
Headache 150

What are common Symbicort Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 558
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 172
Asthma 148
Cough 129
Off Label Use 127
Pneumonia 117
Malaise 92
Dysphonia 82
Wheezing 79
Myocardial Infarction 58

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    Symbicort Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0186-0370
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameSYMBICORT
    NameBudesonide and Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
    Dosage FormAEROSOL
    RouteRESPIRATORY (INHALATION)
    On market since20070529
    LabelerAstraZeneca LP
    Active Ingredient(s)BUDESONIDE; FORMOTEROL FUMARATE DIHYDRATE
    Strength(s)160; 4.5
    Unit(s)ug/1; ug/1
    Pharma ClassCorticosteroid [EPC],Corticosteroid Hormone Receptor Agonists [MoA],Adrenergic beta2-Agonists [MoA],

    Symbicort Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 7102

    Symbicort safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 292

    Reported hospitalizations: 1214

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