Primatene vs Pulmicort

Primatene vs Pulmicort

What to choose Primatene or Pulmicort

Primatene and Pulmicort are inhalers both of Rescue type. Primatene and Pulmicort are both brand inhalers. Primatene is manufactured by pharmaceutical company Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, while Pulmicort is manufactured by AstraZeneca. The main substance of Primatene is Epinephrine. The available dosage for Primatene is 0.22 mg. The main substance of Pulmicort is Budesonide. The available dosages for Pulmicort are 180 mcg, 90 mcg.

The current cost for Primatene is roughly Discontinued per inhaler while current cost for Pulmicort is roughly $281 per inhaler, said Augustine Reyes, an Adjunct Professor at the Central Michigan University and a Surgeon at a clinic that uses Primatene and Pulmicort.

Primatene and Pulmicort Comparison

Pulmicort vs Primatene
Primatene Pulmicort
Type: Rescue Rescue
Manufacturer: Amphastar Pharmaceuticals AstraZeneca
Substance: Epinephrine Budesonide
Dosage: 0.22 mg 180 mcg, 90 mcg
Avg Price: $36 $281