Thread: Please help me!
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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Re: Please help me!

According to an Achieving Total Control asthma conference I attended, one of the pulmonologists said they're finding that it can take as much as six months of consistant inhaled steroid usage to have it fully take effect.

Symbicort is a drug that's tailored to be patient-adjusted to maintain control. The dosages are ratioed as such that when you're feeing sick, you take a little extra in the morning and at night, and after a week or so, you go back to your regular dosage. It's sort of the whole point of the product, according to the pamphlets I've read, and I've had a lot of really good luck with it.