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Pulmicort Turbuhaler
(Budesonide)

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Formulation : Dry Powder Inhaler
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Pulmicort Turbuhaler 100mcg 200doses $89.00 Add To Cart
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Pulmicort Turbuhaler 200mcg 600doses $240.00 Add To Cart
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Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Dosage: 100mcg
Quantity: 200doses
Price: $89.00
Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Dosage: 200mcg
Quantity: 200doses
Price: $84.00
Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Dosage: 200mcg
Quantity: 400doses
Price: $162.00
Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Dosage: 200mcg
Quantity: 600doses
Price: $240.00
Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Dosage: 400mcg
Quantity: 200doses
Price: $215.00
Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Dosage: 400mcg
Quantity: 400doses
Price: $415.00

Generic Name: budesonide

Drug Class: corticosteroid

How to use Pulmicort Turbuhaler?

Before using this dry powder inhaler, it is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide given by a healthcare professional.

You must not administer this inhaler unless you have understood the uses and directions. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for further medical advice or additional details.

This inhaler is usually prescribed once to twice a day or as directed by your physician and must only be administered orally.

Make a dosing schedule. It is best to use this drug at equal intervals. Do not increase or decrease your Pulmicort Turbuhaler dosage, and do not use it more frequently than advised.

Do not discontinue the drug abruptly unless advised by a healthcare professional. Doing so can lead to a worsening of breathing symptoms.

Step-by-step Guide on how to use Pulmicort Turbuhaler

  1. Hold the Turbuhaler in an upright manner, with the mouthpiece up. Twist the cap and lift it off.
  2. Twist the brown grip going to the right and twist it back to the left. You will hear a click.
  3. Exhale as fully as you can through the mouth, away from the device.
  4. Close the lips around the mouthpiece. Keep the tongue below the mouthpiece.
  5. Inhale deeply and forcefully. You may or may not taste the inhalation powder.
  6. Remove the inhaler from inside your mouth and hold your breath for 10 seconds or more.
  7. Exhale gently. If you need to take another puff/dose, wait for a minute and repeat steps 1-7.
  8. Once finished, replace the cap and twist it to shut.
  9. Rinse the mouth with water. Never swallow it.

Additional information

Brand Name:

Pulmicort Turbuhaler

Generic name:

Budesonide

Other Names:

Pulmicort Turbuhaler

Strength(s):

100mcg, 200mcg, 400mcg

Quantities Available:

200doses, 400doses, 600doses

Formulation:

Dry Powder Inhaler

Warnings & Dosage

Pulmicort Turbuhaler Indications

Pulmicort Turbuhaler is an oral prescription inhaler used as a maintenance treatment and prophylactic therapy for asthma. It controls and can also prevent wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

This can be prescribed to adults and children six years of age and above. This inhalation is not indicated for acute bronchospasm.

Pulmicort Turbuhaler Dosage Forms

This dry powder inhaler is available in Pulmicort Turbuhaler 100 mcg, 200 mcg, and 400 mcg per dose.

Pulmicort Turbuhaler Mechanism of Action

The exact action of this oral inhaler is not fully known yet. However, this anti-inflammatory corticosteroid is known to have a potent glucocorticoid activity while having weak mineralocorticoid activity. It has a wide range of inhibitory properties against various multiple cell types, including lymphocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils, and macrophages.

It also inhibits mediators that are involved in non-allergic and allergic-mediated inflammation. It can reduce inflammation in the lungs, which contributes to its efficacy in asthma.

Pulmicort Turbuhaler Warnings and Precautions

Do not administer this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to budesonide, lactose, milk proteins, or any inactive ingredients the oral inhalation may contain. Always be watchful for any signs of serious allergic reactions while using this inhaler, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes. If any occur, stop using this inhaler and seek emergency medical help immediately.

This prescription drug may be contraindicated for people with a history of any recent infections, gastrointestinal disease, thyroid problems, eye problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, bone loss, bleeding problems, liver disease, and mental or mood conditions. Due to possible drug interactions, it is also important to talk about all the prescription drugs, OTC drugs, supplements, and herbal products you are taking while using this powder inhaler.

The use of inhaled corticosteroids can cause a weakened immune system. This drug can mask signs of infection or make you more likely to get infected. Do not come in contact with people who have or have recently acquired infection, such as flu, chickenpox, or measles.

It is best for pregnant moms to take this oral drug only if extremely necessary, as it is still not fully known whether it can cause harm to unborn babies. This drug is known to pass into the breastmilk of breastfeeding moms and may affect nursing infants. Please discuss all the possible risks with your physician before taking this product.

Side Effects

Pulmicort Turbuhaler Side Effects

Mild & Common Side Effects:

  • Dry throat
  • Throat irritation
  • Hoarseness
  • Voice changes
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nosebleed
  • Nausea

Severe Side Effects:

  • Sudden breathing problems
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • White patches in the mouth
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Slow wound healing
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Puffy face
  • Vision changes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Skin thinning
  • Unusual hair growth
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Mental or mood changes

Note that this is not a complete/full list of the side effects of Pulmicort Turbuhaler.

If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions while using this inhalation powder, discontinue use and talk to your doctor or health care professional.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Pulmicort Turbuhaler used for?

Pulmicort Turbuhaler (budesonide) is being used to manage asthma and prevent asthma attacks. However, it should not be used to treat asthma attacks or acute bronchospasm. This is not a rescue inhaler.

Can Pulmicort Turbuhaler be used for COPD?

Although this inhaler is not specifically indicated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it is proven to be effective in managing this chronic lung condition. However, you must also use other medication as this drug cannot address excess mucus formation.

Does Pulmicort Turbuhaler affect the adrenal glands?

This synthetic hormone can possibly suppress adrenal glands. People who are taking this medication must be aware that this type of medication can increase the risk of Addisonian crisis. This type of drug must only be used for a specific period of time.

Does Pulmicort Turbuhaler cause weight gain?

No, weight gain is not a common adverse reaction to this inhaled corticosteroid. If you observe sudden weight changes, you must notify your doctor right away.

Is Pulmicort Turbuhaler over the counter?

This inhaler is a prescription drug. You need to have a valid prescription for this drug before purchasing from any pharmacy. You may obtain a prescription from your physician.

How much does Pulmicort Turbuhaler cost in Canada?

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