Pulmicort

Pulmicort

budesonide

Manufacturer:

AstraZeneca

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Budesonide
Dosage/Direction for Use
Turbuhaler Adult 200-1,600 mcg daily divided into 2-4 administrations. More severe: 800-1,600 mcg daily; less severe: 200-800 mcg daily. Childn ≥7 yr 200-800 mcg daily divided into 2-4 administrations, 5-7 yr 200-400 mcg daily divided into 2-4 administrations. Respules Adult Initially 1-2 mg bd. Maintenance: 0.5-1 mg bd. Childn 0.5-1 mg bd. Maintenance: 0.25-0.5 mg bd.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Patients transferred from oral corticosteroids/oral steroid therapy. Consider additional systemic glucocorticosteroid cover during periods of stress, severe asthma attack or elective surgery. Regular monitoring of growth in childn & adolescents on long-term treatment. Not for rapid relief of bronchospasm. Reduced liver function may affect the elimination of corticosteroids. Avoid concomitant treatment w/ ketoconazole, itraconazole or other potent CYP3A4 inhibitors. Potential visual disturbance. Pregnancy & lactation. Turbuhaler: Childn on immunosuppressant drugs. Respules: Patients w/ active or quiescent pulmonary TB or fungal, bacterial or viral infections of the resp system. Potential systemic effects eg, HPA axis depression, bone density reduction, cataracts & glaucoma; retardation of growth in childn. Should not be used w/ +ve pressure delivering systems (eg, IPPB) in pulmonary conditions unless special drainage is performed.
Adverse Reactions
Hoarseness, cough. Turbuhaler: Candida infection in the oropharynx, mild throat irritation. Respules: Sore, irritated throat; tongue & mouth irritation; dry mouth; oral candidiasis.
Drug Interactions
Increased plasma levels w/ ketoconazole & other potent CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, itraconazole).
MIMS Class
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations
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 0.25 mg/mL
Packing/Price
30 × 1's
Form
Pulmicort respules 0.5 mg/mL
Packing/Price
30 × 1's
Form
Pulmicort turbuhaler 100 mcg/dose
Packing/Price
1's
Form
Pulmicort turbuhaler 200 mcg/dose
Packing/Price
1's
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