"The US Food and Drug Administration has approved AstraZeneca's Symbicort inhalation aerosol (80/4.5 mcg) for children aged 6 to 12 years with asthma that is not well controlled with an inhaled corticosteroid, the company has announced.
Pulmicort Flexhaler Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Pulmicort Flexhaler, Pulmicort Respules
Generic Name: budesonide inhalation (Pronunciation: byoo DES oh nide)
- What is budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- What are the possible side effects of budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- What is the most important information I should know about budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- How should I use budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- What happens if I overdose (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- What should I avoid while taking budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- What other drugs will affect budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
Budesonide is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Budesonide inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Budesonide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- weakness, tired feeling, nausea, vomiting, feeling like you might pass out;
- wheezing or breathing problems after using this medication;
- worsening respiratory symptoms;
- ear pain with fever;
- vision problems; or
- changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
Less serious side effects may include:
- white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
- runny or stuffy nose, sneezing;
- sore throat, cough;
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;
- nosebleed; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Pulmicort Flexhaler (budesonide inhalation powder) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
Do not use budesonide inhalation to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It will not work fast enough to reverse your symptoms. Use only a fast-acting inhalation medicine to treat an asthma attack.
Contact your doctor if your asthma symptoms do not improve after using budesonide inhalation for 2 weeks.
Call your doctor right away if you think any of your asthma medications are not working as well as usual. An increased need for medication could be an early sign of a serious asthma attack.
Your dosage needs may change if you have surgery, are ill, are under stress, or have recently had an asthma attack. Talk with your doctor if any of your asthma medications do not seem to work as well in treating or preventing asthma attacks.
If you also use an oral steroid medication, do not stop using the steroid suddenly or you may have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk with your doctor about taking less and less of the steroid before stopping completely.
Additional Pulmicort Flexhaler Information
- Pulmicort Flexhaler Drug Interactions Center: budesonide inhl
- Pulmicort Flexhaler Side Effects Center
- Pulmicort Flexhaler Overview including Precautions
- Pulmicort Flexhaler FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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