Just wanted to add that I am very sorry about the cataracts...I know it can be discouraging. Not sure if I should have asked the question and hoping it wasn't insensitive. I was just curious because I've taken Advair 500/50 for over a decade and the doctors usually tell me to get regular glaucoma and cataract screens done, but I'm ignorant on Symbicort, though.View Thread
I don't know if I should ask this or not....just wondering....I've been looking up Symbicort these last few minutes since I'm not familiar with it. I've taken Advair for over 10 years, and it has fluticasone proprionate, an inhaled corticosteroid. The manufacturer's information says, "5.15. Glaucoma and Cataracts Glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, and cataracts have been reported in patients with asthma and COPD following the long-term administration of inhaled corticosteroids, including fluticasone propionate, a component of ADVAIR DISKUS (the capitalization of the drug manufacturer, not mine) Therefore, close monitoring is warranted in patients with a change in vision or with a history of increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma, and/or cataracts."
My question is: Does Symbicort have a greater risk of cataracts than Advair? I honestly don't know Symbicort very well.View Thread