Pulmicort Turbuhaler is an inhalation device used to control asthma and prevent symptoms including shortness of breath and wheezing. Pulmicort contains the corticosteroid budesonide which makes breathing easier by reducing swelling and irritation in your airwaves.
Pulmicort Turbuhaler is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Pulmicort include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Pulmicort:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Pulmicort?
If you miss a dose of Pulmicort, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the generic alternative to Pulmicort Turbuhaler?
The generic alternative to a Pulmicort Turbuhaler is budesonide turbuhaler. Budesonide turbuhaler is available in 100mcg and 200mcg strengths. Only the brand name Pulmicort is available in 400mcg.