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5mo girl prescription 0.5mg/2 ml budesonide inhalation suspension 2x/day until spring due to persistent bronchiolitis. Pros and cons? Any advice?

5mo girl prescription 0.5mg/2 ml budesonide inhalation suspension 2x/day until spring due to persistent bronchiolitis. Pros and cons? Any advice?

Acceptable plan: If pt has had multiple episodes of bronchiolitis with wheezing or persistent wheezing, it may not be a bad idea to put on a daily dose of inhaled steroids to see if it can decrease inflammation and improve breathing/cough etc. Given these exacerbations happen more in the winter due to more viral illnesses, it makes sense to continue until the spring ...Read more

Dr. Amir Sharafkhaneh
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Budesonide (Definition)

Prevents asthma attacks. This medicine is a steroid. Budesonide is a steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for crohn's ...Read more


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My 2-year-old's pediatrician gave me budesonide inhalation suspension to take care of his weezing. Isn't that usually used for asthma?

My 2-year-old's pediatrician gave me budesonide inhalation suspension to take care of his weezing. Isn't that usually used for asthma?

Yes but: Yes, however, it can also be used for croup and other respiratory conditions. In a survey in the new england journal of medicine, half of all 3 year olds had had at least one episode of wheezing in their lives. I am therefore reluctant to give the diagnosis of "asthma" to any child under 4, because that would mean that roughly half of my patients have asthma! ...Read more

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5mo girl prescription 0.5mg/2 ml budesonide inhalation suspension 2x/day until spring due to persistent bronchiolitis. What are the risks to her immune system?

5mo girl prescription 0.5mg/2 ml budesonide inhalation suspension 2x/day until spring due to persistent bronchiolitis. What are the risks to her immune system?

Insignificant: This is a common anti-inflammatory steroid used to calm down irritation within the far reaches of the lung. The medication is used/broken down in the very tissue it is designed to help (lung). Minimal amounts reach the circulation as it would if it were given by mouth or IV. ...Read more

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Budesonide inhalation suspension 0.5 mg or albuterol sulfate 2.5mg. I have chronic bronchitis and I have both of these for my "at home" breathing treatments. Which would help most?

Budesonide inhalation suspension 0.5 mg or albuterol sulfate 2.5mg. I have chronic bronchitis and I have both of these for my "at home" breathing treatments. Which would help most?

Depends: The two meds you list are very different and intended for different purposes. Budesonide (pulmicort) is a steroid to reduce inflammation where as albuterol is a smooth muscle relaxer designed to reduce bronchospasm of the smaller airways surrounded by smooth muscle fibers. Albuterol's effect is very brief and temporary. Budesonide use provides sustained beneficial effects to prevent flare up. ...Read more

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I am advised to take 2-3 dosages of combihale fb 200 inhaler (budesonide-200mcg and formoterol-6mcg) 2 puffs each day. Is it safe for long term?

I am advised to take 2-3 dosages of combihale fb 200 inhaler (budesonide-200mcg and formoterol-6mcg) 2 puffs each day. Is it safe for long term?

Budesonide/formotero: I assume you are taking it for asthma. Long acting b2 agonists such as formoterol have a black box warning to increase the risk of death. It seems to be somewhat attenuated when taken along with a steroid formulation such as Budesonide as in your case. Most people do fine using this long term, though. ...Read more

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Budesonide inhalation for my two year old?

Your question is ???: This is a common medication for reactive airway disease treatment at this age. ...Read more

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How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

Asthma and COPD: Usually this drug is administered twice daily by inhalation. The drug has typically been used as a maintenance (every day) inhaler in asthma and in COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis). ...Read more

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Will Budesonide inhalation affect a methacholine test causing false negative?

Will Budesonide inhalation affect a methacholine test causing false negative?

Will not affect test: Because budesonide is an inhaled steroid, it will not cause a false negative. Only so called Beta agonists and anticholinegics will cause a false result. ...Read more

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Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml budesonide 2ml nebulising suspension do we have to mix with sterilised water? How much should I add?

Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml
budesonide
2ml

nebulising suspension 
do we have to mix with sterilised water? How much should I add?

No need: There is enough liquid in the 2 ml of Budesonide that no extra liquid is necessary. One just needs to squirt it in the nebulizer cup attach the tubing and start! do not add anything else. ...Read more

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When gargling after inhaling symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) is it enough to gargle with just water?

When gargling after inhaling symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) is it enough to gargle with just water?

Yes, if no thrush: Rinsing with water after using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is sufficient for removing the leftover medication from the mouth after dosing, so that one does not swallow it. If there is evidence of a fungal infection of the cheeks or tongue, then water alone is not sufficient. Please see link to fda site about symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)---http://www.Fda.Gov/downloads/drugs/drugsafety/ucm089139.Pdf. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pulmicort Turbuhaler (Definition)

Pulmicort Turbuhaler is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of ...Read more