Symbicort vs Alvesco

Symbicort vs Alvesco

What to choose Symbicort or Alvesco

Symbicort and Alvesco are inhalers both of Control type. Symbicort and Alvesco are both brand inhalers. Symbicort and Alvesco are both manufactured by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. 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 main substance of Alvesco is Ciclesonide. The available dosages for Alvesco are 80 mcg, 160 mcg.

The actual cost for Symbicort is around $359 per inhaler while actual cost for Alvesco is around $270 per inhaler, said Aydin Fisher, a Scientist at the Boise State University and an Advanced Medical Support Assistant at a clinic that uses Symbicort and Alvesco.

Symbicort and Alvesco Comparison

Alvesco vs Symbicort
Symbicort Alvesco
Type: Control Control
Manufacturer: AstraZeneca AstraZeneca
Substance: Budesonide + Formoterol Ciclesonide
Dosage: 100/6, 160/4.5, 200/6, 400/6 80 mcg, 160 mcg
Avg Price: $359 $270