Atrovent vs Symbicort

Atrovent vs Symbicort

What to choose Atrovent or Symbicort

Atrovent is inhaler of type Rescue while Symbicort is of Control type. Atrovent and Symbicort are both brand inhalers. Atrovent is manufactured by pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, while Symbicort is manufactured by AstraZeneca. The main substance of Atrovent is Ipratropium. The available dosage for Atrovent is 21 mcg. The main substances of Symbicort are Budesonide and Formoterol. The available dosages for Symbicort are 100/6, 160/4.5, 200/6, 400/6.

The current cost for Atrovent is roughly $365 per inhaler while actual price for Symbicort is approximately $359 per inhaler, said Jace Baker, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Northeastern Illinois University and a Physician at a clinic that uses Atrovent and Symbicort.

Atrovent and Symbicort Comparison

Symbicort vs Atrovent
Atrovent Symbicort
Type: Rescue Control
Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim AstraZeneca
Substance: Ipratropium Budesonide + Formoterol
Dosage: 21 mcg 100/6, 160/4.5, 200/6, 400/6
Avg Price: $365 $359