Side Effects of Budesonide Inhalation

Runny nose, coughing, and viral infections are common side effects of budesonide inhalation. Some of the side effects of budesonide inhalation that are less common include chest pain, weight gain, and insomnia. Although many side effects of this drug are minor, it is possible to develop serious problems, such as worsening breathing problems, frequent infections, or signs of an allergic reaction, that will require immediate medical attention.

Side Effects of Budesonide Inhalation: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with budesonide inhalation (Pulmicort®). However, not everyone who takes budesonide inhalation will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
Budesonide inhalation comes in two forms -- the budesonide inhalation Flexhaler® (a special kind of inhaler) and budesonide inhalation Respules® that are inhaled using a nebulizer (a device that changes liquid medications into fine droplets that are inhaled into the lungs). The budesonide inhalation Flexhaler has replaced the budesonide inhalation Turbuhaler®, which is no longer manufactured.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with budesonide inhalation. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of budesonide inhalation side effects with you.)
 
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