Pulmicort Turbuhaler (budesonide inhalation)

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What is Pulmicort Turbuhaler (budesonide inhalation) used for?

Wheezing and shortness of breath caused by asthma may be controlled and prevented by using Pulmicort Turbuhaler . Through reducing inflammation and irritation in the airways, it facilitates easier breathing and prevents asthma attacks. It is essential to use this medication regularly in order to notice its benefits. You should not use it to treat asthma attacks that occur suddenly. You should use your quick-relief inhaler as directed if you are experiencing a sudden asthma attack.

Pulmicort Turbuhaler (budesonide inhalation) FAQs

How To Use Pulmicort Turbuhaler?

Careful handling is recommended as you can lose a dose by dropping, shaking or breathing into the device after it is loaded. You should replace the device if it is damaged or missing pieces.

The medication is inhaled orally as often as recommended by your doctor. Do not exhale back into the device. You should move your head away from the device if necessary if it makes it easier.

Your doctor may increase your dose if your starting dose is not providing relief. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they grow worse.

If you are prescribed more than one puff, you should wait at least a minute before administering a second dose. You should also wait a minute if you need to use a separate inhaler to manage your symptoms.

You should rinse your mouth with water after you have finished taking your doses. Leftover medication can cause an oral yeast infection in the mouth. After rinsing, do not swallow the water.

Your dose is based on your medical condition and previous history of treatment. Do not take extra doses as this will not hasten treatment and may increase your risk of side effects. If you miss a dose you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next one.

Store at room temperature, away from children and animals, when not in use. Provide your doctor with a list of prescription drugs, over the counter medicines and herbal products to check for drug interactions.

This may not be recommended for individuals that are pregnant or nursing. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you plan to become pregnant or become pregnant during treatment.

What are the possible side effects of Pulmicort Turbuhaler?

The most commonly reported side effects of Pulmicort Turbuhaler include:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Dry/irritated/sore Throat
  • Voice Changes
  • Thinning Skin
  • Easy Bruising or Bleeding
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Vision Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Puffy Face
  • Slow Wound Healing
  • Mental/mood Changes (Such as Depression, Mood Swings, Agitation)
  • Increased Thirst or Urination
  • Unusual Hair Growth
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Muscle Weakness or Pain
  • Unusual Tiredness

There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page.

Additional information about side effects can be obtained from your physician.

What are Drug Interactions of Pulmicort Turbuhaler?

Few known Drug Interactions of Pulmicort Turbuhaler are listed below:

  • Levofloxacin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Metformin
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Singulair (Montelukast)
  • Enoxaparin
  • Gabapentin
  • Albuterol
  • Omeprazole
  • Pantoprazole
  • Combivent (Albuterol / Ipratropium)
  • Furosemide
  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin
  • Ranitidine
  • Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
  • Ventolin (Albuterol)
  • Losartan
  • Prednisone
  • Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol)

A complete list of Pulmicort Turbuhaler Drug Interactions is not available on this page.

Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.

How much does Pulmicort Turbuhaler cost in Canada?

Starting price of Pulmicort Turbuhaler 100 mcg cost in Canada
- 200 doses - $63.00 USD ($0.32 per doses)
- 400 doses - $121.80 USD ($0.30 per doses)
- 600 doses - $154.35 USD ($0.26 per doses)

Starting price of Pulmicort Turbuhaler 200 mcg cost in Canada
- 200 doses - $94.50 USD ($0.47 per doses)
- 400 doses - $186.90 USD ($0.47 per doses)
- 600 doses - $270.90 USD ($0.45 per doses)

Starting price of Pulmicort Turbuhaler 400 mcg cost in Canada
- 200 doses - $147.00 USD ($0.74 per doses)
- 400 doses - $281.40 USD ($0.70 per doses)
- 600 doses - $368.55 USD ($0.61 per doses)

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.