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Pulmicort may cause a drug interaction when it is combined with other medications, such as certain antibiotics, some antifungals, and protease inhibitors. These Pulmicort drug interactions can increase the amount of Pulmicort in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about potential drug interactions with Pulmicort that may apply to you.

An Overview of Pulmicort Drug Interactions

Pulmicort® (budesonide inhalation) can potentially interact with some other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to Pulmicort interactions include:
  • Certain antibiotics or antifungals, including:
o Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
o Isoniazid (Nydrazid®)
o Itraconazole (Sporanox®)
o Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
o Miconazole
o Telithromycin (Ketek®
  • Protease inhibitors, such as:
o Ritonavir (Norvir®). 

Pulmicort Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Pulmicort is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
Taking Pulmicort with certain antibiotics or antifungals can increase the level of Pulmicort in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider before taking Pulmicort with certain antibiotics or antifungal medications.
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