pulmicort
(Budesonide)

This medicine is a corticosteroid used for the long-term treatment of asthma and prevention of asthma in children 1 to 8 years old. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is a corticosteroid used for the long-term treatment of asthma and prevention of asthma in children 1 to 8 years old. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE IF you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine. LAB TESTS may be performed while you use this medicine. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. THIS MEDICINE WILL NOT STOP AN ASTHMA ATTACK. Be sure to carry a short-acting bronchodilator inhaler with you at all times to treat any breathing problems that may occur between doses of this medicine (eg, severe or sudden onset wheezing or shortness of breath). If you have questions about which medicines stop asthma attacks, check with your doctor or pharmacist. TELL YOUR DOCTOR OR DENTIST THAT YOU TAKE THIS MEDICINE before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. USE CAUTION IF YOU SWITCH FROM AN ORAL STEROID (eg, prednisone) to this medicine. It may take several months for your body to make enough natural steroids to handle events that cause physical stress. Such events may include injury, surgery, infection, loss of blood electrolytes, or a sudden asthma attack. These may be severe and sometimes fatal. Contact your doctor right away if any of these events occur. You may need to take an oral steroid again. Carry a card at all times that says you may need an oral steroid if any of these events occur. THIS MEDICINE MAY LOWER THE ABILITY OF YOUR BODY TO FIGHT INFECTION. Avoid contact with people who have colds or infections. Tell your doctor if you notice signs of infection like fever, sore throat, rash, or chills. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD CHICKENPOX, SHINGLES, OR MEASLES, avoid contact with anyone who does. Tell your doctor right away if you are exposed to anyone who has these infections. DO NOT RECEIVE A LIVE VACCINE (eg, measles, mumps) while you are taking this medicine. Talk with your doctor before you receive any vaccine. TELL YOUR DOCTOR AT ONCE IF YOU NOTICE that your short-acting bronchodilator inhaler does not work as well, if you need to use it often, or if you have a decrease in your peak flow meter results. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR OR SEEK MEDICAL CARE right away if you have breathing problems that worsen quickly, or if you use your short-acting bronchodilator and do not get relief. THIS MEDICINE MAY SOMETIMES CAUSE BREATHING PROBLEMS RIGHT AFTER YOU USE A DOSE. If this happens, use your short-acting bronchodilator. Contact your doctor or seek other medical care at once. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINES, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use this medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU BECOME PREGNANT, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using this medicine while you are pregnant. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS FOUND in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you use this medicine, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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