SYMBICORT is a medicine for the treatment of asthma for people 12 years and older whose doctor has determined that their asthma is not well controlled with a long term asthma control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid or whose asthma is severe enough to begin treatment with SYMBICORT. SYMBICORT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

It’s important to remember that as an asthma medicine, SYMBICORT is not—and will not replace—a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. If you are taking SYMBICORT, be sure to see your doctor if your asthma does not improve or gets worse.

When SYMBICORT is taken as prescribed—2 puffs twice a day (morning and evening) every day—you may experience fewer asthma symptoms throughout the day and night.* You should continue taking your medication as directed by your doctor to maintain control of your asthma symptoms.

*Your results may vary.

It is important that your doctor assess your asthma control on a regular basis. Your doctor will decide if it is possible for you to stop taking SYMBICORT and start taking a long-term asthma control medicine without loss of asthma control.

Possible Side Effects

Common side effects include nose and throat irritation, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, sinusitis, stomach discomfort, flu, back pain, nasal congestion, vomiting, and thrush in the mouth and throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Optional Generics or Drugs Within This Therapeutic Class


Prescription Discount Offers

Your first prescription may be FREE*

  • Simply present the Savings Card to your pharmacist, along with a valid prescription for SYMBICORT, and you may receive your first prescription absolutely free

Refills may be $25*

  • Present this card and you may receive savings on out-of-pocket costs that exceed $25 (up to a $75 savings limit) for each refill, up to 11 refills*
    • For commercially insured patients: You pay the first $25; AstraZeneca pays up to the next $75
    • For cash-paying patients: AstraZeneca pays $75 toward the cost of your medication

Offer must be activated by 12/31/11
Download Symbicort Savings Card

*Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.

For access to additional discounts, print our free drug savings card on our website at

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