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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pulmicort Respules (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pulmicort Respules (Overview)

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.


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How bad a child's asthma need to be to prescribe Pulmicort respules?

How bad a child's asthma need to be to prescribe Pulmicort respules?

Depends: In general inhaled steroids are started when a child is experiencing frequent night cough (> 2/mo), frequent asthma symptoms/inhaler use (>2/wk), limited activities, frequent severe attacks (<6wks apart). You can also use steroid inhalers instead of Pulmicort or use singulair (montelukast) pills/granules instead of a steroid. The age of the child also plays a role. It's different for a 2mo old vs 14 yr old. ...Read more

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How bad does your child's asthma need to be to have Pulmicort respules prescribed?

How bad does your child's asthma need to be to have Pulmicort respules prescribed?

Mild persistent: If a person with asthma uses their albuterol to treat symptoms more than twice per week or has night-time asthma more than twice per month, then their asthma is poorly controlled and they need a controller medication. Albuterol is a "rescue" medication and only temporarily reverses symptoms without treating the underlying problem. Pulmicort is a controller medication. ...Read more

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How bad does a child's asthma need to be in order to have Pulmicort respules used?

How bad does a child's asthma need to be in order to have Pulmicort respules used?

Asthma: Severity os a significant component. But if you have to ask the question, then you really should see an asthma specialist to make that decision for you. Better to treat and be safe, then pay the price (expense and worry) of a late night visit to the urgent care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pour Pulmicort respules directly into the nose while upside down? Does it help?

Is it safe to pour Pulmicort respules directly into the nose while upside down? Does it help?

Probably not: Pulmicort was designed to be in atomized form. However, it is often mixed into sinus rinse kits, which significantly dilutes the medication, making it much safer. Direct application of the Pulmicort respule to the nasal mucosa may lead to atrophic changes, which thins the mucosa and can lead to a brittle, dry, internal nasal lining that is prone to bleeding. ...Read more

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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?

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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How bad does your child's asthma need to be to have Pulmicort respules prescribed?

Mild persistent: If a person with asthma uses their albuterol to treat symptoms more than twice per week or has night-time asthma more than twice per month, then their asthma is poorly controlled and they need a controller medication. Albuterol is a "rescue" medication and only temporarily reverses symptoms without treating the underlying problem. Pulmicort is a controller medication. ...Read more

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How bad does a child's asthma need to be in order to have Pulmicort respules used?

Asthma: Severity os a significant component. But if you have to ask the question, then you really should see an asthma specialist to make that decision for you. Better to treat and be safe, then pay the price (expense and worry) of a late night visit to the urgent care. ...Read more

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How bad a child's asthma need to be to prescribe Pulmicort respules?

Depends: In general inhaled steroids are started when a child is experiencing frequent night cough (> 2/mo), frequent asthma symptoms/inhaler use (>2/wk), limited activities, frequent severe attacks (<6wks apart). You can also use steroid inhalers instead of Pulmicort or use singulair (montelukast) pills/granules instead of a steroid. The age of the child also plays a role. It's different for a 2mo old vs 14 yr old. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pour Pulmicort respules directly into the nose while upside down? Does it help?

Probably not: Pulmicort was designed to be in atomized form. However, it is often mixed into sinus rinse kits, which significantly dilutes the medication, making it much safer. Direct application of the Pulmicort respule to the nasal mucosa may lead to atrophic changes, which thins the mucosa and can lead to a brittle, dry, internal nasal lining that is prone to bleeding. ...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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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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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

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I think my child may have asthma, is Pulmicort a good first medication?

I think my child may have asthma, is Pulmicort a good first medication?

Pulmicort is good: If your child has asthma symptoms 2 or more times per week then the asthma should be treated not only with a bronchodilator, rescue medication, such as albuterol, but also wiith an anti-inflammatory medication, such as Budesonide (pulmicort). This medication is used a lot with children because it is safe and comes in a solution which can be given by nebulizer via a mask. ...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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