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Composition for Budecort Hfa 50mcg Inhaler

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Primary uses of Budecort Hfa Inhaler

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Medicine Overview of Budecort Hfa Inhaler


Uses of Budecort Hfa Inhaler

BUDECORT HFA is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and asthma.

Budecort Hfa Inhaler side effects


Throat irritation, Hoarseness of voice, Cough.


How to use Budecort Hfa Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Budecort Hfa Inhaler works

BUDECORT HFA is a corticosteroid. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in the body that are responsible for inflammation.

In Depth Information on Budecort Hfa Inhaler

Expert advice for Budecort Hfa Inhaler

  • Budecort hfa ‘dampens down’ inflammation in the lungs to provide long-term (maintenance) treatment of asthma and prevent disease progression.
  • Budecort hfa will not work for an ongoing asthma attack. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
  • Learn the correct technique of using metered dose inhalers (MDI) and dry powder inhalers (DPI) to ensure that the right amount of medication reaches your lungs, and side effects are minimized.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take it at the same time every day to prevent asthma attacks.
  • Do not open and close the cover unnecessarily as you will lose the medicine.
  • Never breathe out into the mouthpiece.
  • Only minuscule amounts of Budecort hfa may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects such or weight gain are unlikely.
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Budecort Hfa Inhaler related warnings
Special precautions for Budecort Hfa Inhaler
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BUDECORT HFA may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
BUDECORT HFA is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
BUDECORT HFA does not usually affect your ability to drive.
BUDECORT HFA is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of BUDECORT HFA may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
BUDECORT HFA should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of BUDECORT HFA may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of BUDECORT HFA is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease as the data available in these patients is very limited.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Budecort Hfa Inhaler

Frequently asked questions about Budesonide

Q. Does budesonide inhaler contain steroids?
Yes. Budesonide inhaler is a steroid drug used mainly to control an asthma attack
Q. Is budesonide safe?
Yes. Budesonide is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor
Q. Is budesonide same as Pulmicort?
Yes. Pulmicort is a brand name of budesonide
Q. Are budesonide and albuterol same?
No. Budesonide is different from albuterol which is a beta-receptor agonist drug. Both are usedto treat asthma
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/prednisolone/Benadryl with budesonide?
Budesonide can be taken with ibuprofen or Benadryl only if advised by your doctor. Prednisolone is another steroid medication and generally not taken along with other steroid like budesonide, so it is advisable to consult your doctor before taking prednisolone with budesonide
Q. Does budesonide cause weight loss/weight gain/hair loss/hyperactivity?
Budesonide may cause weight gain but not weight loss, hyperactivity or hair loss and increased hair growth on face. If you notice any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Does budesonide cure cough?
Budesonide can cure cough related to asthma or allergic diseases of nose, throat or chest
Q. Does it help in croup?
It is not used for croup
Q. Is budesonide safe for infants?
It is advisable to consult your doctor before giving budesonide to an infant or child.
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