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What's a Pulmicort turbuhaler (budesonide)?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

Are albuterol and Pulmicort good medications to treat bronchitis and pneumonia?

No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...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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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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How do I take Pulmicort and albuterol?

How do I take Pulmicort and albuterol?

Sequentially.: Albuterol is a fast-acting bronchodilator commonly used to open spasmodic bronchial tubes. Pulmicort is an slower-acting inhaled steroid used to combat the inflammation inherent with bronchospasm. Therefore albuterol is often referred to as a "rescue" medication to be used only episodically, whereas Pulmicort is classified as a maintenance drug requiring routine daily use for maximum effectiveness. ...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 you can tell if a new cough is caused by Pulmicort or by worsening asthma?

How you can tell if a new cough is caused by Pulmicort or by worsening asthma?

See your allergist: The best way to tell if your asthma is worsening is with testing - spirometry will show whether your lung function is declining, and a feno test, if available, may show signs of inflammation in the lungs even before it becomes significant enough to affect lung function. Stopping the Pulmicort is another way to tell, but if the cough is caused by worsening asthma, that will make it get even worse. ...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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My 6yo is on Pulmicort 0.5, bid. Pre-op instructions are tid. Missed a dose. Can I give dose in 5 hr intervals?

That would be fine: Pulmacort is a membrane stabilizing agent that is commonly given twice a day as more frequent dosing doesn't seem to add much. If you need to get another dose to meet with your drs plans it is fine to give it. ...Read more

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My seven month old son has suffered from bronchitis for over a month. We are using Pulmicort in his nebulizer. Anything else we can do?

My seven month old son has suffered from bronchitis for over a month. We are using Pulmicort in his nebulizer. Anything else we can do?

Check environment: You do not mention when your baby developed bronchititis, but make sure there are no signs of reflux, gerd may precipitate bronchospasm. Is he in day care? Many kids get viruses that mivht cause you to get bronchitis. Pulmicort helps the lung decrease swelling and control the episodes. Many times used with a bronchodilator for "rescue" check home for fumes and scents, pollens even foods can cause. ...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?

VAries: Albuterol and Pulmicort can be used in a wide age range including the very young and the very old. ...Read more

Pulmicort (Definition)

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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pulmicort Turbuhaler (Definition)

Pulmicort Turbuhaler is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of ...Read more