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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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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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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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How long do the side effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last? Will they go away in a few days or weeks? It is making me dizzy.

How long do the side effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last? Will they go away in a few days or weeks? It is making me dizzy.

Need more info.: Go on Healthtap and schedule a doctor visit or see your doctor who prescribed symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). This question requires a review of your symptoms and all your medications. ...Read more

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I've been sick for 2 weeks with bronchitis & today i went to my pulmonologist (i have asthma), who gave me performist & budesonide for my nebulizer in place of my advair. Is there any side effects?

I've been sick for 2 weeks with bronchitis & today i went to my pulmonologist (i have asthma), who gave me performist & budesonide for my nebulizer in place of my advair. Is there any side effects?

Asthma: You are on the same classes of medications .Advair is fluticasone and salmeterol . The advantage of the nebulized medications is that they can be easier to use when you are short of breath. Most patients say they feel that they get more of the medications when they are nebulized versus orally inhaled especially when they are short of breath, . ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to using a bricanyl (terbutaline) turbuhaler?

Are there any side effects to using a bricanyl (terbutaline) turbuhaler?

Inhaler: Read the information the pharmacist gave you. It should have all the information you need. All meds have side effects in some. ...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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pulmicort Turbuhaler (Definition)

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