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Budesonide - Inhalation/Respiratory - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Available Brands

Other Known Brands
  • Budecort D    
  • Budesonide    
  • Budiair    

Why do I need this medicine?

Budesonide is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma.

This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called "corticosteroids". Corticosteroids reduce the swelling in the airways of your lungs. This helps relieve chest tightness, wheezing and cough so that you can breathe more easily.

Budesonide is a preventive asthma medicine which must be used regularly long-term.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Budesonide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Budesonide is available as different types of devices, such as accuhaler, turbuhaler or inhaler. It is also available as a nebulising solution, to be used with a machine known as a nebuliser.

Make sure you know how to use the specific device or machine you have been given. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you how to use it.

Always rinse your mouth and throat after using your inhaler.

Budesonide must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using Budesonide even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

If you miss a dose of Budesonide, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the usual time.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not use Budesonide to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness. Budesonide cannot relieve an acute asthma attack. Use your fast-acting reliever inhaler prescribed by your doctor to relieve such attacks.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have:

- other lung disease or history of tuberculosis (TB)
- bone disease e.g. history of osteoporosis
- heart disease
- thyroid disease
- diabetes
- stomach disease e.g. peptic ulcer
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness disorder)
- eye disease e.g. glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
- seizures

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery or dental work, inform your doctor or surgeon that you are being treated with Budesonide inhalation. If you have been given a steroid card, carry it with you at all times.

Your doctor may need to check the height of your children regularly.

Avoid exposure to anyone who is infected with chickenpox or measles. If you are exposed to these infections, contact your doctor immediately.

If you are using a nebuliser mask, make sure that it fits well on your face. Do not allow the nebulising solution to enter your eyes. If the solution gets into your eyes, flush with clean water immediately. See a doctor quickly if there is pain, discomfort, blurred or abnormal vision after the solution or mist enters your eyes.

What side effects could I experience?

Budesonide inhalation may cause sore throat, hoarse voice, cough, colds and headache.

It may also cause a yellowish coating on your tongue and the inside of your mouth. This is a fungal infection known as oral thrush. Rinse your mouth with water after you use Budesonide inhalation to minimise this problem.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience any other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:

- antifungal medicines e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole
- antibiotics e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin
- HIV medicines e.g. ritonavir, nelfinavir, saquinavir

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Budesonide.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Budesonide - Inhalation/Respiratory and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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