- A Preventer Inhaler
- Contains Budesonide
- Should be used regularly
NOTE: After requesting this medication, you will need to complete a short assessment, so our GP or Pharmacist can assess if the treatment is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Pulmicort - steroid Asthma Inhaler Online
Pulmicort is a steroid inhalation device used in the treatment of Asthma to help aid in decreasing symptom exacerbation. Pulmicort is a preventer device and should be used regularly for maximum benefit. Symptoms commonly associated with Asthma are wheezing, shortness of breath and gasping for air. The active ingredient in Pulmicort is Budesonide.
Inhaling steroids such as Budesonide work by decreasing inflammation in your airways as well as decreasing the hyper-reactive response to allergens hence reducing symptoms.
What if I use too much Pulmicort?
If you or someone else accidentally takes too much Pulmicort Turbuhaler on a single occasion, no harmful effects should occur. However, if you take too much Pulmicort Turbuhaler over a long time (months) you may start to get effects inside your body. Discuss any worries you may have about this with your doctor or pharmacist.
How long does it take for Pulmicort to start working?
You should see an improvement in symptoms after 7 to 14 days.
Is Pulmicort a preventer?
Yes, it is a preventer inhaler, which means you need to take it every day regardless of your symptoms.
Should I rinse my mouth out after using Pulmicort?
Yes, as it is a steroid inhaler there is a chance you can develop oral infections if some of the steroid is left in your mouth. To minimise this you should rinse out your mouth after use.
I have been asked to use two puffs, how long should I wait between each one?
Ideally, try to wait half a minute to one minute between puffs.
Side Effects of Pulmicort
If any of the following happen to you, you should stop using Pulmicort and talk to your doctor immediately:
- Swelling of your face, particularly around your mouth (with possible swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes, and ears)
- Contact dermatitis (a skin problem)
- Bronchospasm (tightening of the muscles in the airways which cause wheezing).
This may mean that you are having an allergic reaction. This happens rarely, affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Sudden wheezing after inhaling your medicine. If this happens, also use your ‘reliever’ inhaler straight away. This happens very rarely, affecting less than 1 in 10,000 people.
Thrush (a fungal infection) in the mouth. This is less likely if you rinse your mouth out with water after using your Turbohaler.
Mild sore throat, coughing, and a hoarse voice.
Pneumonia (infection of the lung) in COPD patients.
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following while taking budesonide they could be symptoms of a lung infection:
Fever or chills.
Increased mucus production, change in mucus colour.
Increased cough or increased breathing difficulties.
Feeling worried, restless and nervous.
Trembling and shaking.
Cataract (clouding of the lens in the eye).
Sleeping problems, feeling over-excited or irritable. These effects are more likely to occur in children.
Bruising of the skin
Loss of voice
Hoarse voice (in children)
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
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