Can I Use Ventolin As Well As Symbicort Which Does Not Seem To Be Working Immediately

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Can I Use Ventolin As Well As Symbicort Which Does Not Seem To Be Working Immediately

I use Symbicort morning and night, but it does not have immediate results. When I go out, I sometimes need immediate relief. Can I use my Ventolin inhaler as well at these times?

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Just to provide an update to Gerri's excellent answer above, Ventolin is safe to use even while you are on Symbicort (or Advair). All asthmatics should carry a rescue inhaler, even asthmatics on Symbicort or Advair. While many asthmatics require the use of both inhalers, increased use of rescue medicine is often used as a sign that asthma is not controlled. So make sure you use all your asthma medications as instructed by your physician, and keep in touch with him if you continue to require increased doses of your rescue medicine.

Answered by John Bottrell