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Budesonide Inhalation Dosing

The dose of budesonide inhalation your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Whether you are using the suspension or the inhaler 
  • The severity of your asthma
  • Other medications you may be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your budesonide inhalation dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Budesonide Inhalation Dosing for more information about dosing for budesonide inhalation.)

Side Effects of Budesonide Inhalation

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with budesonide inhalation. However, not everyone who takes budesonide inhalation will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When budesonide inhalation side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of budesonide inhalation include, but are not limited to:
  • A sore throat and an irritated or runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Viral infections
  • Thrush.
(Click Side Effects of Budesonide Inhalation to learn about specific side effects of budesonide inhalation, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Budesonide Inhalation

Budesonide inhalation can potentially interact with several other medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Budesonide Inhalation for more information about budesonide inhalation and other medicines.)
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