Budecort 0.5mg Packet Of 2ml 1*5 Respules
Budecort 0.5mg Packet Of 2ml 1*5 Respules

Budecort 0.5mg Packet Of 2ml 1*5 Respules

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Budecort 0.5 MG Description

Budecort respules are used to maintain or control the symptoms of asthma. It is helpful in preventing the development of asthma in children 12 months to 8 years of age. Budecort respules contains bude...
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ContainsBudesonide(0.5 Mg)
UsesMaintenance treatment of asthma or respiratory infection
Side effectsOral fungal infection, cough, throat irritation
ClassificationANTI-ASTHMATIC
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Uses of Budecort 0.5 MG

  • As for maintenance treatment of asthma and to prevent the occurrence of asthma, where inhaler or dry powder medicines does not show satisfactory results.
  • Treatment of respiratory infection caused by a virus (Croup) in infants and children characterised by a barking cough, noisy breathing and hoarseness.

Contraindications of Budecort 0.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to budesonide or any of the ingredient of Budecort respules
  • If you are allergic to milk proteins
  • Budecort respules should not be used for the treatment of Status asthmaticus, an extreme form of asthma in which asthma attacks follow one another without pause and asthma attacks which require medica...
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Side effects of Budecort 0.5 MG

  • Oral fungal infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Hoarseness in voice
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Change of taste

Precautions and Warnings of Budecort 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Budecort respules during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the use of the Budecort respules during pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use it unless prescribed by your doctor. It is very important to take proper treatment of asthma during pregnancy for the safety of the foetus and mother.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Budecort respules while breastfeeding?
A:
Budesonide passes into the breastmilk in a very less amount, thus Budecort respules should be used while breastfeeding only if your doctor has prescribed it.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used Budecort respules?
A:
Use of Budecort respules does not influence your driving ability.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Budecort respules?
A:
No information is available on interactions of Budecort respules when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol is known to trigger asthma occasionally. Thus be careful, especially when consuming wine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a problem of difficulty in breathing or severe asthma problem, the doctor may adjust the dose accordingly
  • You have or had a serious infection that affects mainly lungs (pulmonary tuberculosis)
  • You are suffering from liver disease, as it may lead to increased levels of budesonide in your blood. Such patients need to be checked at regular intervals
  • If you experience any allergic reactions like rashes, urge to scratch, swelling, the doctor may discontinue the treatment
  • You should not take more than the recommended for effective control of asthma and maintanance
  • You are experiencing any visual disturbance, your doctor may refer you to an eye specialist for evaluation of possible causes which may include cataract, high pressure inside the eye (glaucoma)
  • You may develop oral fungal infection and an increase in wheezing after using this medicine, the doctor may discontinue the treatment or suggest an alternate
  • This medicine may impair the growth of children. The doctor may re-evaluate the dose make sure you dont give an extra dose to your kids
  • This medicine can suppress the actions of adrenal glands and certain physiological changes you may not be able to perceive. Discuss with your doctor

Mode of Action of Budecort 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

People with asthma have inflammation in their airways and are more sensitive to asthma triggers and cause symptoms of discomfort in airways. Budecort works by inhibiting the action of allergic and inf...
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Directions for Use of Budecort 0.5 MG

  • Take Budecort respules exactly as per indications from your physician.
  • Carefully read the instructions for the use of nebulizers from the leaflet which comes with the nebulizer.
  • Do not stop taking Budecort without consulting your doctor, even if you feel relieved after taking a few doses.
  • Rinse your mouth after every use to prevent fungal infection & wash your face to avoid any facial irritation.
  • Clean the nebulizer after every use as per the instructions mentioned.

Interactions of Budecort 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antifungal medicines such as Ketoconazole, Itraconazole should not be taken along with Budecort respules, and if the treatment is a must there be a sufficient gap between the administration of two med...
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  • Concomitant use of Anti-HIV medicines such as Nelfinavir, Ritonavir, Indinavir and antibiotics like Clarithromycin with Budecort respules should be avoided.
  • The use of Medicines that reduce immunity such as cyclosporine should be done with a lot of precautions as concomitant use can increase the risk of infections in children.
  • Other medicines containing steroids and medicines used for asthma management like salbutamol should be used cautiously.

Interactions with food items

You should avoid the intake of large amounts of grapefruits and grapefruit juice while taking Budecort respules as it can raise the levels of budesonide in your body and lead to increased side effects...
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Storage and disposal of Budecort 0.5 MG

  • Store the Budecort respules in the original packing, away from light and moisture.
  • Keep the device tightly closed, in order to protect from moisture.
  • Keep it away from children & pets.

Dosage of Budecort 0.5 MG

Overdose

There are very fewer chances of overdose. Only press the button when you want to inhale. However, if you feel any kind of oral infection or adverse effects, consult your doctor quickly.

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of Budecort respules take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How can I avoid having oral fungal infection during the treatment with Budecort?

A: It is recommended that inhalation should be performed before meals to avoid fungal infection of the mouth, rinse your mouth after every use.

Q: What is the dose of Budecort nebulization?

A: The dose, duration and frequency of nebulization are decided by your doctor and it varies among individuals depending on many medical factors. Consult your doctor before initiating treatment or changing the dose.

Q: What is the use of Budecort respules?

A: Budecort respule is a medicine from the class of steroids. It is used as a maintenance treatment or to prevent asthma attacks in children of 12 months to 8 years of age. It relieves shortness of breath and wheezing.

Q: I am using Budecort respules for the first time. How should I use it?

  • Before you use Budecort respules the first time, read the written instructions that come with it
  • Look at the diagrams carefully and be sure that you recognize all the parts of the inhaler or nebulizer
  • Ask your doctor to show you the right way to use the inhaler or nebulizer
  • Practice using the inhaler or nebulizer in front of him or her, so you are sure you are doing it the right way

Q: Can Budecort be given to children?

A: Yes, after consulting a doctor, Budecort can be given to children above 12 months of age for maintaining or preventing the symptoms of asthma.

Q: Can Budecort cause altered vision?

A: Yes, it can cause visual disturbance upon long term use, please consult your doctor if the problem persists. This can be an early sign of glaucoma or cataract which can happen after long term treatment with budecort.

Q: Can I give Budecort to my child who is having an asthma attack?

A: No, it is not useful for treating asthma. It is used as maintenance therapy for someone with asthma to control the symptoms of asthma. It should not be used to treat sudden asthmatic attacks.

Q: Can Budecort inhaler stop sneezing?

A: No, it does not help in controlling sneezing.

Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of while giving Budecort to my kid?

A: Budecort can impair the growth upon long term use, thus be watchful. If your child catches any infection such as chickenpox etc., inform your doctor

Q: How do you use Budecort?

  • Budecort respules should be taken exactly as directed by the doctor.
  • Read the instructions for the use of nebulizers carefully from the leaflet which comes with the nebulizer.
  • In case of any doubt, you may ask the doctor or pharmacist.

Q: How long does Budecort take to work?

A: Budecort start acting within 15-20 minutes after its administration. However, the maximum effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days or weeks. Hence it is advisable that this medicine must be used regularly for as long as a doctor has advised you to get optimum results, so go on taking it even if you do not have any symptoms.

Q: What are the side effects of Budecort respules?

A: Chest pain, headache, fungal infection in the mouth or throat etc. are a few common side effects of Budecort respules. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolves with time as your body gets used to the medicine. Although not everyone gets them.

Q: How long can you safely take Budesonide or Budecort?

A: You can take Budecort respules for as long as a doctor has recommended you. Budecort is indicated for maintenance treatment of asthma, so you must take it exactly as instructed by your doctor. The doctor decides the maintenance dose and duration on the basis of the patient's underlying condition and prescribes the lowest effective dose which keeps the patient symptom-free.

Q: Does Budecort respules contain steroids?

A: Yes, Budecort respules contains budesonide, which is a steroid medicine.

Q: Can we use Budecort daily?

A: Yes, but for the recommended duration only. Always use Budecort as prescribed by your doctor and for the time it has been prescribed. Do not use more than prescribed.

Q: What is the composition of Budecort respules?

A: Budecort respules contains budesonide as an active constituent. It is a steroid and acts as an anti-asthmatic agent.

Q: Is Budecort safe for pregnant women?

A: There is limited information on the use of the Budecort respules during pregnancy. Hence, it is recommended not to use it unless prescribed by your doctor. It is very important to take proper treatment of asthma during pregnancy for the safety of the foetus and mother.

Q: Can I stop taking Budecort respules on my own?

A: No, do not stop the treatment before the prescribed duration. If you do not feel any improvement in symptoms, inform the doctor before sudden stopping the treatment.

Q: Can I take antacid medicine with budecort respules?

A: You should avoid taking antacid during the use of Budecort respules, to avoid any drug interactions. Maintain a gap of atleast 1-2 hours. Therefore it is advised to consult a doctor before taking any other medicine with budecort.
Product Details
Brand
BUDECORT
Expires on or After
30/03/2024
Last Updated on: 03 Jun 2022 | 11:12 AM (IST)

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