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Budecort 200 Inhaler

350.00

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Manufacturer
Cipla Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Budesonide (200mcg)
Storage
Store below 30°C
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Description

Introduction

Budecort 200 Inhaler is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath). It is a steroid and is known as a “preventer”. You need to have a fast-acting “reliever” as well because this medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use Budecort 200 Inhaler. It is important that you take the lowest dose needed to effectively control your asthma. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you do not have any symptoms. No symptoms mean that the medicine is doing its job. If you stop taking it your asthma may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler “reliever”. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it will not work as well.

The most common side effects are irritation in the throat, difficulty swallowing, and fungal infections in the mouth or throat. If you get these, do not stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can help prevent these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other rare, side effects that can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about them. In general, you should be trying to avoid situations that make your asthma worse (your triggers) and try not to smoke.

Before taking Budecort 200 Inhaler, you should tell your doctor if you have tuberculosis, any infections in your mouth or lungs, or liver disease. While taking it you may be more at risk of getting infections so stay away from people with colds and flu. If you use Budecort 200 Inhaler for a long time it may cause weak bones (osteoporosis) and damage to your eyes (glaucoma or cataracts). You might need tests for bone density and eye pressure. Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Uses of Budecort Inhaler

  • Asthma

Side effects of Budecort Inhaler

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Budecort

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Fungal infection of oropharynx
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Dyspepsia
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle twitching
  • Osteoporosis
  • Irritability
  • Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness)

How to use Budecort Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Budecort Inhaler works

Budecort 200 Inhaler is a steroid. It prevents the cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. This widens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Safety advice

warnings

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Budecort 200 Inhaler. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Budecort 200 Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Budecort 200 Inhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

No interaction found/established
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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Budecort Inhaler?

If you miss a dose of Budecort 200 Inhaler, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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