Pulmicort is a brand medication that contains Budesonide, which belongs to a class of medications called steroids. It works by reducing inflammation in the airways which is beneficial in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Pulmicort is available as a Turbuhaler and inhalation suspension.
For asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
Turbuhaler: 200-800 mcg/day twice daily. A higher dose might be given depending on the severity of asthma.
Inhalation of the nebulized solution
Adult/ Child (12-17 years): 0.25-1 mg twice daily. The maximum dose is 2 mg daily.
Child (6 months – 11 years): 125-500 mcg twice daily. The maximum dose is 2 mg daily.
Common side effects of Pulmicort include upper respiratory tract infection, changes to your voice, and oral thrush (yeast infection).
Common dosing schedule:
Inhaler twice daily in the morning and evening.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Pulmicort may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Pulmicort is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Pulmicort in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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