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US Brand Name Pulmicort Rotacaps
Generic Name Budesonide
Other Brand Name Budecort- 200, Budecort- 400
Manufacturer Cipla
Packing 30
Form Rotacaps with Rotahaler
Strength 100 mcg, 200mcg, 400 mcg

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Introduction

Generic Pulmicort is a prescription medication recommended for preventing asthma attacks. The drug belongs to group of drugs known as corticosteroids. It is not helpful in treating acute episode of asthma and is available in inhalers, containers and in rotacaps form. The Rotacaps of the drug need to be used with rotahaler device. These devices are easily available at various online stores. The drug is recommended for children above 5 years of age and for adults.


Use

The drug is prescribed for preventing asthma attacks. It contains budesonide which is known as corticosteroid and it works by preventing the release of that substance which causes inflammation. Moreover, the drug decreases swelling and irritation in the airways. This helps in controlling or preventing asthma symptoms. An important point necessary to disclose is that the drug is not effective in treating asthma attack which has already begun. It is because the medication does not work quickly and take time to show its effect.


Side effects

Some of the less serious side-effects of generic Pulmicort are sore throat, headache, nausea, sneezing, sores inside mouth or on lips, etc. The drug also shows some of the serious side-effects like weakness, ear pain with fever, breathing difficulty, vision problem, worsening respiratory system and many more. These severe side-effects should be reported to doctors immediately.


storage

Store the drug at room temperature to maintain its effectiveness. Keep it away from heat and moisture. Do not forget to cover the inhaler device if it is not in use.


Composition

Budesonide is an active ingredient of the drug.


Important Precautions

Consultation with doctors is important before taking generic Pulmicort. If you have a history of liver disease, osteoporosis, tuberculosis or any other disease, tell your doctor about the same. Similarly, if you are using any medication or herbal or vitamin supplements, disclosure about the same is important. Breast-feeding and pregnant women are advised to take the drug after doctor’s consultation.


Dosage and administration

Depending upon the age of person, severity of symptoms, other medication a person is taking, etc. dosage is determined. It is important to take the dosage as prescribed by your doctors. Do not take the dosage in more quantity than prescribed or in larger quantity. For children above 12 years of age and adults, 200 micrograms is recommended two times in a day. For children lying in the age group of 5-12 years, the dosage is 200-800 mcg.


Overdosage

If a person takes overdosage of Budesonide Rotacaps, he would likely to experience life-threatening symptoms. Therefore, it becomes important to seek medical consultation instantly. Not only overdosage, even long-term usage of the drug also shows some of the symptoms like easy bruising, loss of interest in sex, menstrual period, etc.