GENERIC NAME(S): BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL FUMARATE
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Symbicort
- A corticosteroid that has mainly glucocorticoid activity
- Prevents and controls inflammation by controlling the rate of protein syntheis, decreasing the migration of polymorphonuclear leucocytes/fibroblasts and reversing capillary permeability.
- Formoterol fumarate is a selective β2-adrenergic agonist
- Causes bronchodilation by catalysing the conversion of adenosine triphosphate to cyclic-3′, 5′-adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP) resulting in bronchial smooth muscle relaxation.