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Pulmicort Turbuhaler Medication
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
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
Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml budesonide 2ml nebulising suspension do we have to mix with sterilised water? How much should I add?
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 father is having breathing difficulties due to lung cancer. Is this good for him? Pulmicort 0.25mg/ml budesonide 2ml nebulising suspension
Started budesonide (Pulmicort) respules / ampules in saline (.5mg/2mL respules in 8oz saline) as a nasal irrigation / neti pot solution. 7 days later I developed a boil on my hip. Is it possible that the boil was from budesonide immunosuppression?
No: Separate issue. Be sure to see your doctor for that boil ...Read more
Is 0.5 mg/2ml budesonide nebulized twice per day considered high, medium or low dose inhaled steroid?
Mgt: The dose for an adult is standard, but can be increased. It depends on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
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
I am taking daily, Epilim 800mg, Zoloft 200mg, lyrica 150mg, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler, zoely. Are these all ok together? I'm trying to control of many issues.
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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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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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See Below: I'm confused. If this is a patient, you need to discussing this with the patient's doctor. ...Read more