Pulmicort Inhaler Side Effects

Pulmicort® (budesonide inhalation) is a prescription medicine approved to prevent asthma attacks. It comes in two forms: the Pulmicort Flexhaler® (a special kind of inhaler) and Pulmicort Respules® that are inhaled using a nebulizer.
While most people do not experience any problems while using the Pulmicort inhaler, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported side effects of Pulmicort include an irritated or runny nose, viral infections, coughing, and diarrhea. Rare but possible side effects (occurring in 1 to 3 percent of people using this medication) include chest pain, fatigue, and loss of appetite.
In most cases, Pulmicort inhaler side effects are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. There are, however, certain side effects that are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience worsening of asthma, itching, or hives (which may be signs of an allergic reaction), or any frequent or severe infections.
(Click Pulmicort Side Effects to find out what other side effects may occur with Pulmicort, including other common side effects, rare but possible problems, and potentially serious symptoms that require medical attention.)
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