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Uses of Budecort Hfa Inhaler

BUDECORT HFA is used in the treatment of asthma.

Budecort Hfa Inhaler side effects

  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Sore throat
  • Oral infections

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 steroid. It prevents the cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. This widens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Budecort Hfa Inhaler related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Budecort Hfa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako
Brand(s): Disprin, M Spirin, Colsprin
Brand(s): Ripadep, Lunch ON, Page
Brand(s): Piobest, Piokind, Piofine
Brand(s): Hospicin B, Amfocare, Amphocil

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Budecort Hfa

Allergic Asthma treated with nebulization however not subsidedNebulized with Budecort and Levolin
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
There are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
I have a asthma I take duolin and budecort 100mg inhaler twice a day so please suggest another treatment
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi Kindly start taking chawanprash 1 tea spoon daily along with your treatment
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Q. Does Budecort Hfa help with cough?

Budecort Hfa helps relieve cough if it is caused due to asthma. In children, it is used for cough which sounds like ‘dog bark’. This cough occurs due to irritation and swelling of the airways which further makes the airways narrow. As a result, when your child tries to breathe through the narrow passage, it becomes hard to breathe and causes coughing. Budecort Hfa helps to reduce this irritation and swelling of airways.

Q. Does Budecort Hfa raise blood sugar?

If you are taking Budecort Hfa orally, your blood sugar levels may increase. However, with Budecort Hfa inhaler, an increase in the blood sugar levels is very rare but may increase only if very high doses are taken for a very long time.

Q. Does Budecort Hfa cause bone loss?

Budecort Hfa being a steroid tends to decrease bone density, but this is seen in patients who take Budecort Hfa in high doses and for a very long time. Take Budecort Hfa as per the doctor’s advice to decrease the chances of developing decreased bone density.

Q. Does Budecort Hfa weaken the immune system?

Weakening of immune system is more common in people who take Budecort Hfa orally (tablet or capsule). With Budecort Hfa inhalation, weakening of immune system may occur only if it is taken in very high doses for a very long time.

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