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.