Asthma Home > Pulmicort Respules 0.5 mg

Pulmicort® (budesonide inhalation) is a medication that is available by prescription to prevent asthma attacks in both adults and children.
It comes in two forms -- Pulmicort Flexhaler® and Pulmicort Respules®, both of which are available in two strengths, including:
  • Pulmicort 90 mcg Flexhaler (containing 60 inhalations, with 90 mcg per inhalation)
  • Pulmicort 180 mcg Flexhaler (containing 120 inhalations, with 180 mcg per inhalation)
  • Pulmicort Respules 0.25 mg per 2 mL vial
  • Pulmicort Respules 0.5 mg per 2 mL vial.
For adults, the recommended starting dosage is Pulmicort Flexhaler 360 mcg twice daily. For children age six and older, the recommended dose is Pulmicort Flexhaler 180 mcg twice daily.
The recommended Pulmicort dose for children ages 12 months to 6 years old varies, depending on what type of asthma medication was previously taken. These doses usually range from Pulmicort Respules 0.25 mg once daily to Pulmicort Respules 0.5 mg twice daily (or 1 mg once daily).
(Click Pulmicort Dosage to find out what factors your healthcare provider will consider before making a dosing recommendation and for information on how to use the inhaler or nebulizer.)
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Topics & Medications


Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.