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Does pulmicort provide bronchoprotection?

Often: If the airway inflammation is from eosinophilic action (usually linked to allergy), pulmicort usually can reduce the inflammation which causes airway narrowing. If it is from neutrophilic inflammation , then it won't do much . Sorry that I have to use so many medical terms. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: Pulmicort respules?

Please describe the medication: Pulmicort respules?

Inhaled steroid: Pulmicort respules are the brand name for the inhaled corticosteroid Budesonide in a liquid form approved for the treatment of persistent asthma. It is available in 3 dosage forms: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg. It is especially useful treatment for infants and those who have difficulty using metered dose inhalers. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pulmicort respules?

Inhaled steroid: Pulmicort respules are a form of inhaled steroid delivered via a nebulizer. It is considered a controller medication and generally used as part of a treatment for asthma. It is also available as a generic medication so if used it can be very cost effective. ...Read more

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When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.

When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.

No: For a medication like pulmicort via nebulizer you don't have to wait exactly 12 hrs to re-administer. You can do it twice a day as the instructions state. Some medications do need to be given in a very timely manner. ...Read more

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Can Pulmicort cause fatty liver?

Can Pulmicort cause fatty liver?

No: The simply answer is no. Fatty liver generally speaking is from high, refined carb intake and usually goes along with hyperinsulinism or Insulin resistance state. ...Read more

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Air travel with Pulmicort vials on checked bag. Vials were heavily shaken and not held upright. Did this damage the effectiveness of the medicine?

Air travel with Pulmicort vials on checked bag. Vials were heavily shaken and not held upright. Did this damage the effectiveness of the medicine?

Should be fine!: As long as the vials are not leaking, punctured or opened in any way, the medication should work as intended without adverse event. ...Read more

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I just noticed i've been using Pulmicort asthma medicine 3 times today instead of 2. What should I do now?

I just noticed i've been using Pulmicort asthma medicine 3 times today instead of 2. What should I do now?

Decrease to 2: Pulmicort is an inhaled corticosteroid that is used to control underlying airway inflammation in patients with asthma. The typical use is twice daily. If your symptoms are under good control and you've been using it 3 times a day, you can decrease to 2 times a day. Of course you should check with the physician that originally prescribed it to you. ...Read more

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At what age can I give albuteral and pulmicort?

At what age can I give albuteral and pulmicort?

VAries: Albuterol and pulmicort can be used in a wide age range including the very young and the very old. ...Read more

Dr. John Overholt
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