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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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Whats 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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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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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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Is there a higher risk for side effects when switching to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 from 80/4.5?

Is there a higher risk for side effects when switching to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 from 80/4.5?

Yes, but saves lives: Higher doses of inhaled steroids are associated with more local side effects such as hoarseness and thrush. These can be reduced with use of a spacer with your inhaler. Higher doses are also associated with an slight increased risk of pneumonia and may have an effect on your bone density over time. However, uncontrolled asthma is associated with a poor quality of life and increased mortality. ...Read more

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Which is better: symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair? Which generally has less side effects?

Which is better: symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair? Which generally has less side effects?

Very similar: Both are medications that contain two medicines - a long-acting beta agonist (laba), which helps with bronchodilation, and an inhaled steroid. The big difference is the form - advair is more an inhaled powder formulation, where symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a mist inhaler more like your rescue inhaler works if you use one with asthma or copd.So it really boils down to what your insurance covers and preference type. ...Read more

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