Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide–formoterol) inhaler

For people 12 years and over


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.

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

First Aid Symb T

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 Turbuhaler