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Budecort Inhaler 200 MCG

Budecort Inhaler 200 MCG

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Budecort inhaler is used for long term management of asthma. It contains a synthetic corticosteroid named as budesonide which reduces the inflammation caused in air passages during asthma. It is also used as a preventive measure for asthma.

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200 Doses Budecort Inhaler 200 mcg $0.06 $11.64
400 Doses Budecort Inhaler 200 mcg $0.06 $23.28
600 Doses Budecort Inhaler 200 mcg $0.06 $34.92


Asthma is a highly prevalent disease which affects the day to day life of an individual. Budecort inhaler is a metered dose product which is used to deliver the medicament directly into the lungs. It contains a corticosteroid named as budesonide. Budesonide is an artificial steroid which prevents inflammation of the airways. It reduces the swelling of the airways and widens them to improve breathing.

What is the mechanism of action?

Budesonide is a glucocorticoid which acts as anti-inflammatory agent. It blocks the production and discharge of mediators responsible for inflammation in the lungs. It has a role in declining vascular permeability, swelling of the inner lining of the bronchioles and the chemotaxis. The inhibitory effect of budesonide is responsible for relieving the symptoms of asthma like difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing etc.

What are the indicated uses?

Budecort inhaler is useful for the prophylaxis of asthma. It is also employed for long term maintenance therapy of asthma. Budecort contains inhalational corticosteroid which can be used in patients who were previously taking oral corticosteroids.

What are the contraindications?

  1. Its use is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to budesonide or any other ingredient of the preparation.

  2. It should not be used in status asthmaticus and acute attack of asthma.

  3. In children less than 5 years of age administration of Budecort inhaler are not recommended.

What is the dosage and method of administration?

The recommended dose is 200 mcg a day in two divided doses. However the dose prescribed by your doctor may vary slightly. Always follow the dose mentioned by your doctor. It is an inhalation aerosol. Follow all the instructions mentioned on the leaflet provided with the pack. Given below instructions would be followed while administering the medicament from budesonide inhaler:

  1. Shake the inhaler thoroughly prior to use by holding it vertically with mouthpiece upward.

  2. Exhale and keep the mouthpiece in your mouth above the tongue.

  3. Lock the lips around the mouthpiece and press the button to release the medicament while inhalation.

  4. Now hold your breath for about 10 seconds and then breathe out.

  5. Replace the cover of the mouthpiece and thoroughly wash the mouth.

What to do in case of missed dose?

Take the medicine on a regular basis but in case you forget to administer take it immediately when remember. Keep in mind that if it is the next dosing time, never use double dose; skip the previous dose and resume usual dosing schedule.

What special precautions have to be followed?

  1. It is not meant for acute attacks, should be used only for long term management.

  2. In patients with pulmonary tuberculosis the product should be used only after consultation with doctor.

  3. It has to be used cautiously in case of lactation & pregnancy.

  4. Mouth should be washed properly after inhaling the medicament so that no residual medicine left behind.

What are the side effects?

Inhaled corticosteroids exhibit fewer side effects than orally administered one. Some common side effects of this product are: Fungal infection in mouth and/or the throat (candidiasis), hoarseness or change in voice, change in taste, mood changes, runny nose, hyperglycaemia, abdominal upset, pituitary adrenal suppression, thinning of skin, smell disturbances.

What to do in case of overdosing?

Notify your doctor immediately if you have accidentally taken a large dose.

What are the drug interactions?

Before using any other medicine concomitantly with this product ask your doctor about the compatibility. Some medicines which show interaction with Budecort inhaler are:

  1. Immunosuppressant such as azathioprine, aldesleukin, cyclosporine

  2. Mifepristone

  3. Azole antifungals such as ketoconazole

  4. Macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin

  5. Medicines for seizures such as phenytoin, carbamazepine

  6. Rifabutin or rifamycin

What should be the storage conditions?

Store the product at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) protected from light. Never store in the bathroom or refrigerator. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use the product after expiry date.

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