Symbicort side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Symbicort side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Symbicort. The review is based on 58,345 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Symbicort

Symbicort has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Symbicort 59,821 users)


On Feb, 09, 2019

58,345 people who take Symbicort are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Symbicort side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Pneumonia
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Vision blurred
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Throat tightness
  • Drug ineffective
  • Oropharyngeal pain
1 - 6 months:
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pneumonia
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
6 - 12 months:
  • Death
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy)
  • Pneumonia
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Vomiting
  • Alanine aminotransferase increased
  • Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Premature baby
1 - 2 years:
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Ventricular hypokinesia (muscle of one's heart does not contract as much as most peoples' hearts do)
  • Death
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Aphonia (inability to produce voice)
  • Haemorrhoidal haemorrhage (bleeding from the haemorrhoids)
  • Asthenia (weakness)
2 - 5 years:
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Vision blurred
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pneumonia
  • Productive cough
  • Visual impairment
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
5 - 10 years:
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Vomiting
  • General physical health deterioration (weak health status)
  • Abortion spontaneous (naturally occurring miscarriage)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Femur fracture
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary thrombosis (scarring in the lungs)
10+ years:
  • Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  • Skin ulcer
  • Foot fracture
  • Granulocytopenia (lack of granulocyte)
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Lactose intolerance (inability to digest lactose)
  • Lung adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer)
  • Lung infection
  • Post procedural haemorrhage (post procedural bleeding)
not specified:
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Visual impairment

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Death
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
male:
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Visual impairment
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Premature baby
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Cleft palate (birth defect (congenital) of the upper part of the mouth)
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Congenital naevus (mole found at birth)
  • Stomatitis (inflammation of mucous membrane of mouth)
  • Transposition of the great vessels
2-9:
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Death
  • Sleep terror (felling of terror in sleep)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Abdominal pain upper
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
10-19:
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Vomiting
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Weight increased
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
  • Rash
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Weight decreased
  • Infective pulmonary exacerbation of cystic fibrosis (severe infective lung disease with production of abnormally thick mucus)
20-29:
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Weight increased
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Vomiting
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Weight decreased
  • Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Anaphylactic reaction (serious allergic reaction)
  • Pneumonia
30-39:
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Pneumonia
  • Anaphylactic reaction (serious allergic reaction)
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
40-49:
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Pneumonia
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Cough
50-59:
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Pneumonia
  • Vomiting
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Death
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
60+:
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Pneumonia
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Visual impairment

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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