Alternative To Advair And Symbicort With Less Side Effects?

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Asked by Jerry

Alternative To Advair And Symbicort With Less Side Effects?

Both Advair and Symbicort leave a horrible oral thrush side effect—even worse with Symbicort, including lesions on the tongue that bleed a lot. I am also taking Plavix, which makes the lesions even worse. I am currently back on Advair, but I am hoping to find something that has tolerable side effects, yet still works on asthma symptoms. Any suggestions?

Answer

Good question. There really is no alternative to Advair and symbicort, as they are the only meds that have both the long acting bronchodilator and the corticosteroid combination to prevent bronchospasm and combat chronic inflammation.

However, it's such a great medicine for asthma I'd hate to see you quit using it due to thrush. Thankfull, there is a way to prevent and treat thrush. Check out this link here for some solutions.

I hope this helps. If you have further questions please let us know.

Answered by John Bottrell