Pulmicort Safety Issues to Discuss
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections
- Glaucoma or cataracts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food (especially milk), dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Pulmicort and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Pulmicort and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Pulmicort Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
OverdoseIn studies, high doses of Pulmicort did not cause serious problems. However, if you happen to overdose on this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Pulmicort Overdose for more information.)
Storage MethodsIt should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Once a foil package of Pulmicort Respules is opened, it should be used within two weeks (or discarded). Once a foil package is opened, keep the remaining unused Pulmicort Respules in the opened foil package to protect them from light.
Keep Pulmicort and all medications out of the reach of children.