Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Pulmicort Flexhaler
  2. Pulmicort Respules
  3. Pulmicort Turbuhaler

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Pulmicort
  2. Pulmicort Nebuamp
  3. Rhinocort Turbuhaler

Descriptions


Budesonide is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhaled budesonide decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

Budesonide is a corticosteroid or steroid (cortisone-like medicine). It works by preventing inflammation (swelling) in the lungs, which makes the asthma attack less severe. Inhaled budesonide may be used with other asthma medicines such as bronchodilators, which are also used to open up narrowed breathing passages in the lungs.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suspension
  • Powder

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