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Pulmicort Turbuhaler Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Budesonide, the active ingredient in Pulmicort Turbuhaler, is an anti-inflammatory steroid medication. Pulmicort helps prevent asthma attacks.

Pulmicort Turbuhaler Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 200 to 400 milligrams twice a day.

Uses of Pulmicort Turbuhaler

  • It is used to prevent asthma attacks.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Pulmicort Turbuhaler

Before taken Pulmicort Turbuhaler medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Pulmicort Turbuhaler. Side effects may include:

  • Aching joints
  • Back pain
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nasal and sinus inflammation
  • Pain
  • Respiratory infection
  • Sore throat
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Pulmicort Turbuhaler:

  • If you experience a period of stress or a severe asthma attack during your switch to Pulmicort, then you should begin taking your oral medication again and contact your doctor immediately.
  • Like other inhaled asthma medications, Pulmicort occasionally triggers an asthma attack. If this occurs, then you should stop using Pulmicort, and contact your doctor.
  • While you are using Pulmicort Turbuhaler, then some people develop fungal infections in the mouth and throat. If this occurs, the doctor can prescribe antifungal medication while you continue to use Pulmicort.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Pulmicort Turbuhaler with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Pulmicort Turbuhaler with the following:

  • Antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin) and erythromycin (E.E.S., Ery-Tab, PCE)
  • Antifungal medications such as ketoconazole (Nizoral) and itraconazole (Sporanox)

After taken Pulmicort Turbuhaler if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Pulmicort Turbuhaler overdose include:

  • Muscle wasting

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