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Generic: budesonide inhalation
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It helps to decrease inflammation in your lungs
               



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What is this medicine?

BUDESONIDE (bue DES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It helps to decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • glaucoma
  • infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection
  • liver disease
  • taking corticosteroids by mouth
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to budesonide, steroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is inhaled through the mouth. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your inhaler correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.

If you are also using a bronchodilator inhaler, like albuterol, use that inhaler first. Wait 5 minutes or more before using this medicine.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • mifepristone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • cimetidine
  • clarithromycin
  • erythromycin
  • ketoconazole
  • grapefruit juice
  • itraconazole
  • some vaccinations

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. If your symptoms get worse or if you need your short- acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox.

               
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