symbicort, the brand name form of budesonideand formoterol, is a prescription medication used to prevent breathing difficulties, wheezing,and shortness of breath in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.symbicort contains two medications, budesonide, a steroid that decreases inflammation, andformoterol, which belongs to a group of drugs called beta agonists. beta agonists work byrelaxing smooth muscle of the airways in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. this medicationcomes in the form of an inhaler. it is taken every day as 2 puffs into the lungs, twicedaily. common side effects of symbicort include throat irritation and pain, headache, andthrush infection. always take this medication only as prescribed. keep up to date with medicationinformation by following rxwiki on your favorite
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