Pulmicort etc. (Budesonide)

Pulmicort contains budesonide, a synthetic corticosteroid used to treat nasal allergy symptoms such as stuffiness, runny nose, and wheezing.  When it is inhaled into the lungs, it reduces the swelling and inflammation and controls the production of mucus in the airways.  This promotes easier breathing by allowing air to flow in and out of the lungs freely and therefore prevent asthma attacks, but it cannot be used to treat asthma attacks that have already started.

Plumicort is available in three forms:  dry powder oral inhaler (Pulmicort Turbuhaler), nebulising suspension (Pulmicort Respules) and pressurized metered dose inhaler (Pulmicort pMDI).

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