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Review: could Symbicort cause Withdrawal syndrome?

We study 20,816 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Symbicort

Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,412 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 56,389 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 20,811 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 22 people (0.11%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.04% of all the 56,357 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Symbicort reports

Time on Symbicort when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

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Gender of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Symbicort * :

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome82.61%17.39%

Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Symbicort * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%5.00%0.00%5.00%35.00%5.00%50.00%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Symbicort ** :

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How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (9 people, 40.91%)
  2. Asthma (8 people, 36.36%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (7 people, 31.82%)
  4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (7 people, 31.82%)
  5. Pain (6 people, 27.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (9 people, 40.91%)
  2. Crestor (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Lisinopril (6 people, 27.27%)
  4. Seroquel (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Aspirin (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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