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    Condition: Asthma
    12/2/2014 10:32:24 PM

    Reviewer: John, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My son is 11 years old and took Symbicort for a little over a year. Initially it did help with his asthma but his appetite increased and this led to a fairly rapid weight gain. He also began coughing more for about 30 minutes after taking the medicine and he appears to be more susceptible to viral / bacterial respiratory infections. He is now stopping Symbicort because the side effects for him ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Asthma
    10/18/2014 2:54:58 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have taken Advair for about 18 years and have not used a rescue inhaler for at least 15 years. In fact, I wondered if I even had asthma. Because Advair is no longer cost-effective for my insurance company, I was recently switched to Symbicort, which I have been using for a month. I now regularly gasp for air and often have a tight, heavy feeling in my chest combined with wheezing. I now know for ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Asthma
    10/3/2014 10:03:19 AM

    Reviewer: Bauhaus, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    After taking Symbicort for about 7-8 years, I got severe chest infections, severe foot and ankle tendonitis; severe leg cramps; huge weight gain; feeling of exhaustion whenever I tried to exercise, instead of exhilaration as I used to get; I hate to think of the damage this dangerous drug has done to my bones, organs and arteries. I expect it has severely messed with my lungs and blood absorption ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Asthma
    8/29/2014 1:20:39 AM

    Reviewer: nt, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Very crampy calf muscles, contracting even during the day. Worse at night time, having had several leg cramps in a span of a week, sometimes twice in one night.

    Condition: Asthma
    8/12/2014 5:12:48 PM

    Reviewer: cilrogers, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I began Symbicort two months ago, and have needed my rescue inhaler maybe a half dozen times within that time. My doctor is pleased with my response to this drug since it helps loosen the secretions and makes breathing easier.

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