Primatene vs Symbicort

Primatene vs Symbicort

What to choose Primatene or Symbicort

Primatene is inhaler of type Rescue while Symbicort is of Control type. Primatene and Symbicort are both brand inhalers. Primatene is manufactured by pharmaceutical company Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, while Symbicort is manufactured by AstraZeneca. The main substance of Primatene is Epinephrine. The available dosage for Primatene is 0.22 mg. 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 price for Primatene is around Discontinued per inhaler while average price for Symbicort is approximately $359 per inhaler, said Santana Mitchell, a Research Assistant at the University of Dubuque and a Surgeon at a clinic that uses Primatene and Symbicort.

Primatene and Symbicort Comparison

Symbicort vs Primatene
Primatene Symbicort
Type: Rescue Control
Manufacturer: Amphastar Pharmaceuticals AstraZeneca
Substance: Epinephrine Budesonide + Formoterol
Dosage: 0.22 mg 100/6, 160/4.5, 200/6, 400/6
Avg Price: $36 $359