Pulmicort

Pulmicort

budesonide

Manufacturer:

AstraZeneca

Distributor:

Zuellig
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Four Star
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Budesonide
Dosage/Direction for Use
Individualized dosage. Turbuhaler Adult 200-800 mcg daily in 2-4 inhalations. More severe cases: Max 1,600 mcg daily. Childn ≥6 yr 100-800 mcg daily in 2-4 inhalations. Once daily dosing may be considered in patients who require 400 mcg/day. Respules Initial dose: Adult 1-2 mg/day. Childn ≥6 mth 0.25-0.5 mg/day, may be increased to 1 mg/day if necessary. Maintenance dose: Adult 0.5-4 mg/day, may be increased further in very severe cases. Childn ≥6 mth 0.25-2 mg/day.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Rinse mouth w/ water after each administration. Risk of impaired adrenal function in patients transferring from oral steroids; those w/ high dose emergency corticosteroid therapy requirement or prolonged treatment at highest recommended dose of inhaled corticosteroids. Risk of muscle & joint pain during transfer from oral steroid therapy. Reveal of allergies eg, rhinitis & eczema upon replacement of systemic steroid treatment. Regularly monitor growth in childn & adolescents receiving long-term corticosteroid treatment. Paradoxical bronchospasm. Avoid concomitant treatment w/ ketoconazole, itraconazole or other potent CYP3A4 inhibitors. Decreased liver function. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Oropharyngeal candidiasis, mild throat irritation, coughing, hoarseness.
Drug Interactions
Increased plasma conc w/ ketoconazole, itraconazole & other potent CYP3A4 inhibitors.
ATC Classification
R03BA02 - budesonide ; Belongs to the class of other inhalants used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases, glucocorticoids.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Pulmicort respules 0.5 mg/2 mL
Packing/Price
20's
Form
Pulmicort respules 1 mg/2 mL
Packing/Price
20's
Form
Pulmicort turbuhaler 100 mcg/dose
Packing/Price
200 dose x 1's
Form
Pulmicort turbuhaler 200 mcg/dose
Packing/Price
200 dose x 1's
Form
Pulmicort turbuhaler 400 mcg/dose
Packing/Price
200 dose x 1's
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