asthma-inhalers

OTC Asthma Inhalers

Over The Counter Rescue/Control Inhalers

Pulmicort
Type:Control
Manufacturer:AstraZeneca
Substance:Budesonide
Dosage:180 mcg, 90 mcg
Avg Price:$281

Pulmicort Flexhaler, also known as Budesonide Inhalation, is intended for the prevention of asthma attacks within children and adults. It is not a rescue quick-acting drug. It can’t treat an asthma attack.

You are not allowed to use Budesonide in the following cases: if you have an asthma attack; if you are allergic to the drug and its components; if you are allergic to milk proteins.

To be sure that Pulmicort Flexhaler is safe for you, consult the doctor and tell him if you experience: osteoporosis, liver disease, cataracts and glaucoma, allergy to any food, tuberculosis and any kind of infection.

You should be aware that the long use of steroids can lead to osteoporosis, especially if your organism is weakened.

It is not expected, that Pulmicort Flexhaler can harm an unborn baby. You should tell your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant, if you are pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. The drug can penetrate into the breast milk and affect the baby.

This drug can’t be taken by people younger than 6 years old.

Method of Application

This medication is produced with instructions for use. Carefully follow all the instructions for using the drug, as well as instructions for the inhaler filling and cleaning.

Use the inhaler, which is filled with your medicine. After each inhalation, rinse your mouth with water. Timely wash your inhaler, as well as the face mask area, if you use it.

If you have had any surgery, or if you are sick, or if you have recently had asthma attacks, the dosage of your medication may be changed. Do not change the dosage yourself, only your doctor can do it.

If you think that the drug does not work and your symptoms do not improve after a week of using the drug, contact your doctor.

As asthma is usually treated with a combination of drugs, you should follow your doctor's instructions when they are taken.

This medication should be stored in a dry, cool place, away from moisture, heat and light, at room temperature, with the lid closed on an inhalation device.

If you miss the time of taking a dose of the drug, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But if it's almost time for the next drug intake, skip the previous dose and take the medicine at the scheduled time. Do not use two doses at once.

When using the drug, avoid getting the medication in your eyes. Also, try not to interact with sick people. Consult your doctor if you are vulnerable to the developing of measles or smallpox. Such conditions can lead to severe consequences if you use Pulmicort Flexhaler.

Side Effects

If, after taking the drug, you have signs of an allergy in the form of rashes, chest pain, itching, breathing disorder, swelling of the face and throat, then you should seek medical help immediately.

Taking Pulmicort Flexhaler can cause some side effects, such as: breathing problems; asthma symptoms worsening, vision problems, eye pain; ulcers and white spots on the lips and in the mouth; fever, body pain, chills, nausea, vomiting; muscle weakness, dizziness.

Common side effects: nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain; nasal congestion, sneezing; sore throat, cough, fever; redness of the eyes, eyes itching; bloody nose, back pain, headache.

The list of side effects is not detailed, so for more information you should contact your doctor. Consult your doctor about the drugs and substances that may adversely affect the Pulmicort Flexhaler. Do not take these drugs, as they can negatively change the effect of Pulmicort Flexhaler.

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