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How do you build up your immune system? Mine is awful-always getting sick-just prescribed Pulmicort flexhaler which lists higher chance of infections.
Risk vs benefits: The package insert for all medications that are corticosteroids will have a label that say there is a higher chance of infections. While high dose of steroids for prolonged periods of time can affect the body's cortisol level, the affect on the immune system to fight infections is usually associated with steroid pills or injections and not inhalers or nasal sprays at usual doses. ...Read more
Will pulmicort flexhaler 180mcg cause false negative in a methacholine test. I also take 10mg singulair (montelukast) daily. How does these affect the test?
Methacholine test: The methacholine test for asthma is a tricky diagnostic tool. There are many medications that interfere with its accuracy. Bronchodilators albuterol, salmeterol, formoterol and theophylline have to be withheld before the test. Singulair/montelukast has to be stopped for a day. Regular Pulmicort/ other steroid use before the test may also affect results. The test works best in untreated patients. ...Read more
After taking Pulmicort flexhaler i start wheezing . I just started this medicine and I am not sure if it works well. I am still short of breath.
Prescribed Pulmicort flexhaler and told it is less taxing on liver, won't create bloating or hair growth. How is it different than other steroids?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When medications are to be administered 2x day, do 12 hours have to pass? Otherwise, what's the minimum? Pulmicort via nebulizer for 5mo.
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