Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules

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Astra Zeneca

Composition for Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules

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₹11.28/Respules
2 ml in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Pulmicort Respules

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Uses of Pulmicort Respules

Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and asthma.
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Side effects of Pulmicort Respules

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Throat irritation, Hoarseness of voice, Cough.

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How to use Pulmicort Respules

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Twist off the top of the respule/transpule and squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer. It should be used right away after opening.

How Pulmicort Respules works

Pulmicort 0.5mg respules 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 Pulmicort Respules

Expert advice for Pulmicort Respules

  • Eating smaller, more frequent meals and drinking plenty of fluids is helpful while taking Budesonide.
  • Take the drug with meals to avoid stomach upset.
  • Take the drug at the same time every day.
  • Do not take budesonide if you are allergic to it.
  • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will slowly adjust your dose to avoid unwanted side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Ask your doctor or nurse on instructions to use the budesonide inhaler before use.
  • Inform your doctor if you have breathing problems or tightness in the chest even after taking the medicine.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules 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.
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Lactation
Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules is probably safe to use in patients
with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease as the data available in these patients is very limited.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Ketostal 200mg Tablet, Path 15mg Tablet, Piorest 7.5mg Tablet, Mycoflu 50mg Injection

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Pulmicort 0.5mg Respules

Frequently asked questions for 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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