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Dosing

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Pulmicort Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it 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. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Pulmicort include, but are not limited to:
 
  • A sore throat and an irritated or runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Viral infections
  • Thrush.
     
(Click Pulmicort Side Effects to learn about specific side effects, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions With Pulmicort

Pulmicort can potentially interact with several other medicines.
 
(Click Pulmicort Drug Interactions for more information.)
 
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