Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide–formoterol) inhaler
For people 12 years and over
Use this if it is the person's normal asthma reliever
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.
If someone is unconscious, follow the DRSABCD steps for life support.
How to so asthma first aid using Symbicort Turbuhaler ‘100’ or ‘200’
Note: Only these strengths can be used. The inhaler is labelled as:
Symbicort Turbuhaler 100. Budesonide 80μg formoterol (eformoterol) fumarate dihydrate 4.5μg
Symbicort Turbuhaler 200. Budesonide 160μg formoterol (eformoterol) fumarate dihydrate 4.5μg