Budecort 0.5 mg
Budecort 0.5 mg Respules 2ml is used to prevent asthma symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath). It is a steroid and is known as “prophylaxis”. Since this drug cannot stop an asthma attack that has already started, a fast-acting “relaxant” is also needed.
The US brand is equivalent to Budecort Respules 0.5 mg.
How Budecort 0.5 mg works?
Budecort 0.5mg Respules 2ml is a steroid. It prevents cells in the lungs and airways from releasing chemical messengers that cause the airways to become inflamed (swollen). This will open the airways and make breathing easier.
Uses of Budecort 0.5 mg Respules
Asthma is a condition characterized by inflammation (swelling and redness) of the airways, which is characterized by difficulty in breathing. Budecort 0.5 mg Respules is used to prevent asthma symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing and cough.
Croup is an infectious disease seen in children. It causes irritation and swelling of the upper respiratory tract, causing difficulty in breathing and a barking cough.
How to use Budecort 0.5 mg?
Take Budecort respules exactly as your doctor told you.
Carefully read the instructions for use of the nebulizer in the package leaflet provided with the nebulizer.
Do not stop taking Budecort without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better after a few doses.
Rinse your mouth after each use to prevent fungal infections and wash your face to avoid facial irritation.
Clean your nebulizer after each use following the directions provided.
Contraindications for Budecort 0.5 MG
if you are allergic to any component of Budesonide or Budecort Respules
Those with milk protein allergies
Budecort respules should not be used to treat asthma, an extreme asthmatic condition in which asthma attacks occur in rapid succession without pauses.
- Oral fungal infection
- Hoarseness of voice
- Sore throat
- Change in taste
Storage and Disposal
- Store Budecort respules in their original packaging, protected from light and humidity.
- Keep the device tightly closed to protect it from moisture.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Interactions with other drugs
- Antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole and itraconazole should not be taken with Budecort Respules.
- Anti-HIV drugs such as nelfinavir, ritonavir, indinavir and antibiotics such as clarithromycin should be avoided in combination with budecort repulse.
- The use of immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclosporine, may increase the risk of infection in children and should be used with great caution.
- Other medications, including steroids and medications used for asthma management such as salbutamol, should be used with caution.
When not to use it?
Avoid taking Budecort 0.5 MG Respules in case of allergies. Allergic reactions to this drug are very rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching/swelling (face/tongue/throat), or difficulty breathing.
Budecort 0.5 MG Respules is ineffective in the treatment of asthma (severe attacks of narrowing of the pulmonary airways) and is not recommended as first-line treatment.
What is the dose of the Budecort nebulizer?
The dose, duration, and frequency of nebulization are determined by your doctor and vary from person to person depending on many medical factors. Consult your doctor before starting treatment or changing your dose.
How can I avoid oral fungal infections while being treated with Budecort?
We recommend inhaling before meals to avoid mouth fungal infections and rinsing your mouth after each use.
I am using Budecort response for the first time. How should I use it?
Before using Budecort Respules for the first time, read the accompanying instructions.
How long will the effects of this medicine last?
Budecort 0.5 mg Respules remains active in the body for 2-3 hours.
Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking this medicine?
Interactions with alcohol are unknown. It is recommended to consult a doctor before taking.
Is it an addictive drug?
No addictive tendencies have been reported with Budecort 0.5 mg Respules.
How long does it take for this medicine to work?
Your asthma will get better in 2 days. However, it may take up to 4 weeks for this medicine to have its full effect. It is important to use Budecort 0.5 mg Respules daily, even if you do not have asthma symptoms.