Side effects of Symbicort causing obesity - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
Doctor : how can i help you?
User : I am Asthmatic and have been taking Symbicort and Ventolin. This has made me become overweight over the years. What should I do. I need to stop gaining this excess weight
Doctor : ok
Doctor : this is basically a side effect of the drug symbicort you have been using
Doctor : since how long have you been using this?
User : 5 years
Doctor : ok yes such a prolonged duration of regular steroid use can cause these side effects
Doctor : you need visit your physician and undergo an examination about lung capacity
User : can I substitute this for something else?
Doctor : based on these and the frequency of attacks of asthma your dosage can be tapered
Doctor : you should not stop it
Doctor : it can be reduced bit by bit slowly over months
Doctor : before that as i said you need to consult a physician or the doctor who prescribed you this drug
Doctor : get a lung volume analysis done
Doctor : can you tell me how often do you suffer attack of asthma?
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