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Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide) side effects?

Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide) side effects?

Few: Mostly very well tolerated. May cause oral thrush and sometimes worsening of respiratory sympt such as runny nose, cough and sometimes abdominal pain. Check with the pharmacy for a complete list. ...Read more

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Are there long term effects of using albuterol and pulmicort? My three year old has had to use them to treat his wheezing for over a month now

Are there long term effects of using albuterol and pulmicort? My three year old has had to use them to treat his wheezing for over a month now

Very few: Albuterol can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) which ceases when the medication is metabolized. Pumicort is an inhaled steroid. Users of this can develop thrush (oral fungal infection). Rinsing the mouth after use usually prevents this. ...Read more

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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

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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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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