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Have COPD due to dust. Took symbicort and benadryl. What is the dosage for these medicine?

What is the dosage for an adult weight 160 lbs. I have copd not from smoking but work related dust, and running an NC drilling machine drilling fiber glass boards.My wife is having a fit that I take 2 every 6 hours they really help. Other wise I have to use Simbicort and I hate the side effects. Please my wife is all over my butt saying that I am taking to many please if you some advice I would greatly appreciate it Thanks Loads RP I am taking 2 Benadryl
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic,

Your disease condition is known as Pneumoconiosis. Its a occupational lung disorder due to inhalation of particles for a prolonged period of time.

My suggestion is using inhalational route of drugs is much much safer than taking pills/syrups orally for your disease.

Regarding dosage/type of medicine,as you have asked should be judged by physician after carefully examining you. So i suggest you to consult a Pulmonologist.

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General & Family Physician Dr. Jigar Katwala's  Response

dosage for adult

Benadryl- 25 to 50 mg (1-2 capsule)

symbicort-Adult and Older: For patients 12 years of age and older, the dosage is 2 inhalations twice daily (morning and evening, approximately 12 hours apart).

The maximum recommended dosage is SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) 160/4.5 mg twice daily.

Information is from the drug's prescribing information.

Good luck.
Dr. jigar katwala
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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