Budecort Inhaler 200 mcg (200 mdi)
|Generic For||Pulmicort Inhaler|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|1 Inhaler||US$ 18.00||US$ 18.00|
|3 Inhaler||US$ 14.08||US$ 42.2322%US$ 54.00|
|6 Inhaler||US$ 13.66||US$ 81.9624%US$ 108.00|
Budecort inhalation form is used to prevent asthma attacks. However, it cannot treat an asthma attack which has already started. This medication may also treat other conditions not listed in this guide.
Budesonide, the main salt composition of Budecort, belongs to a family of drugs called steroids. It works by preventing the release of inflammation-causing chemicals and substances in the body.
Important Information about Budesonide
Remember not to use budesonide inhalation medicine to treat an asthma attack that has already started. It will not be efficient and fast enough to relieve you from the attack. In that case, use only a rapid-action inhalation medication.
Tell your doctor if your asthma symptoms do not subside even after using budesonide inhalation medicine for 2 weeks. Any need for more medication may signal an impending asthma attack. Call your doctor or go see him or her immediately in that case.
If you are also taking an oral steroidal medication, don't stop using it suddenly; otherwise, it may lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor about gradually reducing oral steroid dosages.
Budesonide falls into FDA pregnancy category B, which means that Budesonide is not expected to be harmful to your unborn baby. However, ask your doctor about the safe use of Budesonide during pregnancy or if you are planning to get pregnant. This medication can also pass into breast milk and harm your nursing baby, consult your doctor about it.
Budesonide is not strictly recommended in children below 6 years of age without a doctor's advice. This medication can affect child growth. Monitor your child's growth while giving Budesonide to him or her, and tell your doctor if you see any abnormalities.
Using steroidal medication for a long time may lead to osteoporosis, especially if you smoke, don't exercise, have vitamin D or calcium deficiency, or if your family members have osteoporosis. Consult your doctor and ask about the risks of osteoporosis.
Budesonide is a steroid which can compromise your immunity by reducing the count of blood cells in your body. Avoid contact with sick people and places where chances of infection are high while taking this medication.
As Budesonide medication causes a decrease in white blood cells and thereby impacts your immune power, avoid contact with sick people or being at places where the chances of catching an illness are high, like in a hospital.
Don't take Budesonide medication if you are allergic to Budesonide or already suffering from an acute asthma attack.
You must also take precautions and ask your doctor if it is safe to use Budesonide despite having these conditions: liver disease; herpes simplex in eyes; osteoporosis (porous bones); a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection; or tuberculosis in the past.
Interaction with other drugs
Some drugs may interact with budesonide medication like antiretroviral (nelfinavir, ritonavir); certain antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin); antifungals (itraconazole or ketoconazole).
The above list is not complete, and there may be other interactions. Always tell your doctor about any medications you may use, including prescription, OTC or herbal medications. Don't start a new drug without medical advice.
Budesonide may or may not have side effects associated with it. Many people don't show any side effects or allergic reactions after using it, but everyone's case cannot be the same.
Contact your doctor immediately if you get any allergic reactions like hives, breathing difficulty, or swelling in the face, mouth, lips, or tongue. You should also call your doctor or seek emergency medical help in case of these rare but serious side effects: deteriorating respiratory conditions; ear pain with fever; wheezing; tiredness; weakness; vomiting; feeling like you may faint; difficulty in vision; fat deposition changes in your body.
Budesonide has some less serious but common side effects, like white marks or sores in the mouth or on lips, headache, bleeding in the nose, sore throat, cough, sneezing, or nausea. The side effects mentioned above are non-exhaustive, and there may be other side effects.
Use Budecort inhaler strictly as prescribed by your doctor. Don't change the course or dosage in any way. All medications come with a patient leaflet; refer to it for complete details. Don't hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist about any doubts.
Budesonide can be taken in different forms through inhalers (respules, rotacaps), nasal spray, or oral tablets. Follow your doctor's directions or the medication labels, which are easily explained. To reduce the risk of getting a yeast infection in your mouth, rinse your mouth properly with water after budesonide inhalation. In the case of nasal sprays, the usual dose is 1 to 4 sprays into each nostril once daily or as directed by your doctor. Shake the medicine bottle well before each use. Remember to keep all medical dispensers and pumps clean. Follow the cleaning instructions which come with the medications.
Keep using Budesonide medication regularly as prescribed. It may take up to 2 weeks before your condition improves. Contact your doctor if the original condition persists even beyond 2 weeks. Store budesonide medication in a cool and dry place. Ensure that your children or pets don't get access to any medications. Don't ever miss a budesonide dose but if you skip a dose due to uncontrollable reasons, take the skipped dose as soon as you remember. Don't take the skipped dose if it is already time for the next dose.
If you have taken an overdose of Budesonide, get emergency medical attention if the effects are serious. However, a Budesonide overdose is not expected to cause any serious life-threatening overdose effects. But using high doses of steroids for longer periods can result in harmful health effects like skin thinning, easy bruising, fat deposition changes, increased hair or acne on the face, irregular or missed menstrual periods, impotence, or decreased libido.