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    rusty007 posted:
    Does anyone have issues with inhalers that have caused stomach upset? New to this health issue-currently on Symbicort. I have concerns with all the warnings about this product. Do any of the inhalers cause changes in weight - less or more?
    sgbl88 responded:

    When used properly, inhalers have few side effects. The trick is to learn how to use them properly (placement, timing and rate of inhaling). You should have your doctor verify that you are using them correctly. A spacer is a good tool for learning how to use MDI inhalers. It squawks at you if you inhaler too quickly and helps with all the other techniques issues as well.

    Stomach upset can ocur if you accidently ingest some of the medication. Rescue inhalers typically won't do this, but any inhaler with a steroid will. Before swallowing at all,, be sure to rinse your mouth throughly. I like to gargle as well.

    I hope that helps you.

    There is a lot of helpful information here in the community and in the Web MD articles. The best way to equip yourself to deal with a chronic disease is to read about it.

    Take care and God bless.
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    Mathchickie responded:
    Most of the label warnings are about risks that are pretty remote.

    Does Symbicort upset your stomach? It did upset mine. I now take Flovent. Symbicort is 2 medicines, one that relieves tightness in the airways and one that treats inflammation. Flovent has the inflammation medicine only. It doesn't work quite as well, but it doesn't make me feel sick and nauseous all the time.

    Now, most people tolerate Symbicort fine.
    cwille replied to Mathchickie's response:
    hi, i have been using symbicort for about 6 months now, i haven't had any stomach issues , but i have been having major cramping issues, i asked my doctor today about it and he cut my dosage in half, he said that one of the side effects of symbicort is cramping. I also have been getting headaches, but that can be from the spiriva i take, anyway good luck.

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