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Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body. Formoterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Budesonide and formoterol inhalation is a combination medicine used to prevent bronchospasm in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This medicine is for adults and children who are at least 6 years old.
For people with asthma: Budesonide and formoterol is for use only if asthma is severe or is not well-controlled on other long-term asthma medicines. Your doctor may tell you to stop using this medicine once your asthma is well-controlled.
Budesonide and formoterol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.