Symbicort Rapihaler (budesonide–formoterol) puffer

For people 12 years and over

Symbicort Rapihaler 50 3
Symbicort Rapihaler 100 3

Use this if it is the person's normal asthma reliever

First aid using a blue/grey puffer.

Signs that someone is having an asthma attack

Shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness or wheezing

Not sure it’s asthma?

If a person stays conscious and their main problem seems to be breathing, follow the first aid steps below. This medicine is unlikely to harm them even if they do not have asthma.

How to do first aid using Symbicort Rapihaler 50/3 or 100/3

Tremor (e.g. shaky hands) can be a side-effect of this medicine. High doses can cause rapid pulse rate. Use it as needed for asthma symptoms. After the person is breathing normally again, do not keep giving extra doses.

Asthma first aid using combination inhalers with formoterol for adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over.

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Video: How to use Rapihaler