Budesonide is a prescription steroid medication. It is used to treat asthma symptoms when rescue inhaler is no longer adequate treatment.
Budesonide is one of the extensively evaluated inhaled corticosteroids. It helps prevent asthma symptoms like:
- Chest tightness
- Difficulty breathing
It works by reducing the inflammation in the lungs making asthma less severe.
How to Use It
Budesonide comes as a suspension to inhale by mouth using a jet nebulizer and as a powder to inhale using an inhaler. Adults and children 6 years of age and older can use the powder for oral inhalation while children 12 months to 8 years of age can use the suspension for oral inhalation.
Use this medication once or twice a day or as directed by your physician. Use it once in the morning and once in the evening. Use it at around the same time each day, ideally 10 to 12 hours apart. This medication comes with a written instruction that you need to read. Use it accordingly or as prescribed by your physician. Do not use more or less than what is prescribed to you. You can purchase Budesonide here.
Possible Side Effects of Budesonide
This medication is generally well-tolerated. However, it may carry some risk of side effects like any other inhaled steroids. This includes:
- Oral thrush
- Voice changes
- Dry mouth
- White patches in the mouth or tongue
Less common side effects are:
- Unable to sleep
- Stunted growth
- Ear infection
- Stomach pain
- Stuffy or runny nose
In case of serious side effects like a severe allergic reaction, seek medical help right away.
Getting the Best Result from Budesonide
- Do not use this inhaler during an acute asthma attack. It will not reduce breathlessness or wheezing. Use your reliever inhaler instead.
- Use this medication regularly in order for it to be effective.
- Budesonide may help control your asthma symptoms but it will cure it. You may notice improvement after using this medication but its full effect can be seen after 4 to 6 weeks.
- Continue using this medication even if you feel well.
- Budesonide is for inhalation use only. Do not swallow the suspension.
- If your condition worsens during the treatment, contact your doctor.
- Remember that each inhaler can provide 60 to 120 inhalations depending on its size. Always keep track of the number of inhalations you have used.