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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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Pulmicort Respules (Definition)

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 ...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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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?

Routine for toddlers: I commonly use Budesonide respules with bronchospasm in infants as young as 6m or so.I use it as a preventative agent in infants & toddlers & switch to hand held inhalers by 4-6 depending on the skills of the kid.If a kid needs nebulized bronchodilators in this age range, they can use the budesonide. It is much less total steroid burden on the child's g&d & immune system than pulsed oral steroids. ...Read more

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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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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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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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