Pulmicort vs Alvesco

Pulmicort vs Alvesco

What to choose Pulmicort or Alvesco

Pulmicort is inhaler of type Rescue while Alvesco is of Control type. Pulmicort and Alvesco are both brand inhalers. Pulmicort and Alvesco are both manufactured by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The main substance of Pulmicort is Budesonide. The available dosages for Pulmicort are 180 mcg, 90 mcg. The main substance of Alvesco is Ciclesonide. The available dosages for Alvesco are 80 mcg, 160 mcg.

The average cost for Pulmicort is roughly $281 per inhaler while current cost for Alvesco is roughly $270 per inhaler, said Crosby Richardson, a Research Assistant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Surgeon at a clinic that uses Pulmicort and Alvesco.

Pulmicort and Alvesco Comparison

Alvesco vs Pulmicort
Pulmicort Alvesco
Type: Rescue Control
Manufacturer: AstraZeneca AstraZeneca
Substance: Budesonide Ciclesonide
Dosage: 180 mcg, 90 mcg 80 mcg, 160 mcg
Avg Price: $281 $270