Pulmicort® (budesonide inhalation) is a prescription medication used to prevent asthma attacks. It comes in two different forms: the Pulmicort Flexhaler® and Pulmicort Respules®.
The Pulmicort Flexhaler, which is available in two strengths, is a special type of inhaler that is inhaled using the force of your breath. It is used twice a day, every day. Pulmicort Respules contain a liquid form of the medication that is used in a nebulizer (a device that changes liquid medications into fine droplets that are inhaled into the lungs). It is typically used once or twice a day.
Before using either of these Pulmicort products, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you have glaucoma or cataracts, are pregnant, or have never had chickenpox or the measles (and have not been vaccinated against these conditions).
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