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.)