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Product Details
Generic Name: Budesonide Inhalation
Brand Name: Pulmicort
Pulmicort is a cortisteroid that prevents the release of substances caused by inflammation. It is used for preventing asthma attacks; however won’t cure an attack, which has already started. This medicine works by decreasing irritation and swelling in airways that helps prevent or control symptoms of asthma. Also known as Budesonide, it is also used for curing non-infectious rhinitis and nasal polyposis. Pulmicort is sold as nasal inhalant by AstraZeneca under trade name Rhinocort (as Rhinosol in Denmark), as Budicort in Israel, and as modified-release oral capsule or enema under trade name Entocort. In Brazil, it is sold under trade name Noex by Eurofarma. In comparison with prednisolone, Budesonide has been associated with fewer bone density losses, and, as compared to other corticosteroids, has little influence on hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis that also limits the need of tapering before discontinuation.
Doses of Pulmicort
  • Take Pulmicort exactly as recommended by your healthcare provider; don’t use it in large amounts or for longer than prescribed.
  • You should not use this medication for treating asthma attack, which has already started. It won’t work fast enough for reversing symptoms.
  • It is available with patient instructions for effective and safe use and instructions to prime the inhaler.
  • Wash your mouth with water after using this medicine, for reducing the chance of producing a yeast infection.
  • Asthma is basically cured with combination of several medicines. To best cure your situation, use all the drugs as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • To ensure, Pulmicort isn’t causing any harmful effects, your doctor might check your progress on regular basis.
  • Take the missed dose once you remember; don’t double the dosage for making up the missed one.
  • Overdosage of this medicine isn’t likely to develop life threatening symptoms; nonetheless long term use can lead to easy bruising, thinning skin, increased facial hair or acne, changes in location or shape of body fat particularly in neck, face, waist and back, impotence, loss of interest in sex or menstrual problems.
  • Store Pulmicort at room temperature away from heat and moisture; keep the cover on the device while not in use.