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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

Dr. Amir Sharafkhaneh
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Budesonide (Definition)

Prevents asthma attacks. This medicine is a steroid. Budesonide is a steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for crohn's ...Read more


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What's a Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide)?

Budesonide: It is Budesonide used in an "inhaler" form.
It is a form of steroid used for respiratory problems that cause bronchospasm along with other meds. It is used as a "controller" medication.
It decreases swelling in the respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml budesonide 2ml nebulising suspension do we have to mix with sterilised water? How much should I add?

Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml budesonide 2ml nebulising suspension do we have to mix with sterilised water? How much should I add?

No need: There is enough liquid in the 2 ml of Budesonide that no extra liquid is necessary. One just needs to squirt it in the nebulizer cup attach the tubing and start! Do not add anything else. ...Read more

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My dad was using budecort 1mg respules and duolin respules before, now Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml budesonide. With this help? Will he still has breathing diff

My dad was using budecort 1mg respules and duolin respules before, now Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml budesonide. With this help? Will he still has breathing diff

See the doctor: You did not indicate what is your father's medical diagnosis. These are medications that are usually given to children and may not be adequate to control your father's symptoms. I think you should contact his doctor and inform them of his symptoms. ...Read more

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How close together can you give nebulized Pulmicort (budesonide 0.5mg)? Forgot to give "extra" pre-op dose. 11 hours until surgery. 6yr old child.

How close together can you give nebulized Pulmicort (budesonide 0.5mg)? Forgot to give "extra" pre-op dose. 11 hours until surgery. 6yr old child.

Give it: Pulmacort at. 5 mg twice daily is common for symptomatic kids @ 6. A third dose if desired by your treating team is fine. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son is having a constant persistent cough but has severe asthma and allergies has moderate to severe asthma and allergies is on an advair inhaler twice a day for the last two weeks and the last three days I switched him back to his Pulmicort

My 2 year old son is having a constant persistent cough but has severe asthma and allergies has moderate to severe asthma and allergies is on an advair inhaler twice a day for the last two weeks and the last three days I switched him back to his Pulmicort

Has: Has he been seen by an allergist, or are these medications being given by his pediatrician.? There may be more going on. Would definitely have him seen by his doctor or whoever is covering for him. ...Read more

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My ped put my 3 yr old on Claritin (loratadine) and prescription singular with nebulizer with Pulmicort and albuterol, is it safe to have all the meds for allergys?

My ped put my 3 yr old on Claritin (loratadine) and prescription singular with nebulizer with Pulmicort and albuterol, is it safe to have all the meds for allergys?

Yes: These medications all work in different was to help control allergies and asthma. They all are approved to use in someone 3 years old. Usually we like to get things under control quickly and then taper medications when possible. ...Read more

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Need new Dr new here primary care and pulmonologist not good fit, I have asthma allergies and fibro. Bad reaction to budesonide. How find? Plse help!

Need new Dr new here primary care and pulmonologist not good fit, I have asthma allergies and fibro. Bad reaction to budesonide. How find? Plse help!

New physician: Call your local hospital and ask for a list of primary care physicians who are taking new patients. Also ask your friends or relatives for recommendations as long as they are happy with their physicians. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.

My 3 1/2 yr old uses albuterol and budesonide in nebulizer 2x a day to treat cough and congestion due to allergies. Is it safe to keep using often.

Depends on conditio: Albuterol is a bronchdilater and Budesonide is an inhaled steroid (anti inflammatory) prescribed in children and adults for bronchial asthma.Depending on the severity of asthma it may have to be used often if needed and prescribed under medical supervision and it is safe. Budesonide is a controller medicine, means it controls the inflammation and albuterol is a bronchodilator used for symptom relief. ...Read more

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What are intal and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler for?

What are intal and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler for?

Asthma controllers: Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market. ...Read more

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What does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler 200/6 do to the body?

What does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler 200/6 do to the body?

See below: I'm not sure about the strength you listed. But the medications are an inhaled steroid to help with inflammation and a long acting beta agonist to cause bronchodilation. ...Read more

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Can you use St. John's Wort with Ventolin, Albuteral, and Pulmicort?

Can you use St. John's Wort with Ventolin, Albuteral, and Pulmicort?

Yes: No contraindication but beware of photosensitivity (sunlight) when using this herb. ...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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Can my Pulmicort inhaler affect my blood sugar?

Can my Pulmicort inhaler affect my blood sugar?

Hardly any effect: But make sure you swish and spit with water after each inhalation. ...Read more

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Can I mix together Pulmicort and albuterol in my nebulizer?

Yes: Yes, pulmocort and albuterol can be mixed in a single nebulizee treatment. Pulmocort is a controller medication that should be used regularly, whereas albuterol is a reliever medication that does not need to be used regularly. ...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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3 viruses conf by cult. Fever. Hov @ 101. Day 4. Pulmicort caused fever. Dr wants to keep giving it. Should he be hospitalized? Help please.

3 viruses conf by cult. Fever. Hov @ 101. Day 4. Pulmicort caused fever. Dr wants to keep giving it. Should he be hospitalized? Help please.

Depends: Whether one should be hospitalized or not depends on the severity of the asthma. Although Pulmicort is not expected to cause a fever, there many other inhaled steroids available and thus it does no harm to just switch it to something else including inhaled steroid. Consider seeing a pediatric allergist. ...Read more

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Should I gargle and rinse my mouth after using pulmicort?

Should I gargle and rinse my mouth after using pulmicort?

Absolutely: Absolutely, not doing so can raise your susceptibility to developing mouth thrush. ...Read more

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Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

Asthma. Meds serevent (salmeterol) and Pulmicort helpful?

The combination help: Pulmicort is an inhaled steroid that reduces inflammation in the lung. Serevent (salmeterol) is a long acting bronchodilator that when used with an inhaled steroid, can help the effectivess of the inhaled steroid. Serevent (salmeterol) used without the inhaled steroid can over 1-2 weeks or more can make asthma worse. Serevent (salmeterol) with asthma should only be used with an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Does albuterol and Pulmicort treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and Pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use Pulmicort and ventolin during pregnancy?

Yes: If these are for asthma, the answer to your question is yes. Pulmicort is pregnancy category b which is good. Albuterol should only be used if needed and if you need it you should use it. However if you find that you are having to use your albuterol more than usual or find that it is not providing relief, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Pulmicort (Definition)

Budesonide is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more