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Budesonide - Overview

Budesonide, marketed under the name Pulmicort, Entocort, Uceris and others, is a type of medication often used in the management of asthma. People in need of a budesonide inhaler or nebulizer can connect with a medical provider through Push Health who can prescribe Pulmicort ampules or other forms of budesonide when appropriate to do so.

What Is Budesonide Used For?

Budesonide, like desonide, prednisone, and triamcinolone (Kenalog) belongs to a class of medications known as corticosteroids. As Pulmicort Respules, budesonide is used in the maintenance treatment of asthma in certain groups of patients. Budesonide has anti-inflammatory effects and also has some activity as a glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid. The actual mechanism of action of budesonide in the setting of asthma is not well understood but is theorized to be related to inhibition of cell types and markers that cause inflammatory effects. Budesonide is often combined with another medication, formoterol, to form a budesonide-formoterol combination known as Symbicort. Budesonide also has some applications in gastroenterology.

Budesonide - Dosage and Cost

Budesonide is found as a tasteless, odorless powder that is off white in color. Budesonide does not dissolve well in water. Budesonide is the active ingredient in Pulmicort Respules. Budesonide has a half-life of 2-4 hours when administered via nebulization and the plasma concentration generally peaks within 30 minutes after administration. Budesonide is metabolized extensively by the liver once absorbed into the body and is excreted via both the urine and the feces. Budesonide 0.5 mg / 2 mL ampules are moderately expensive, costing over $2 per ampule at many pharmacies. Some insurance plans may cover costs related to a budesonide prescription and budesonide coupons are also available online at times. Pulmicort Respules (budesonide) should be stored between 20° C and 25° C and protected from light.

Can I Buy Budesonide Online?

Budesonide is a prescription medication in the United States, meaning that one needs to consult with a medical provider before being able to obtain a budesonide inhaler from a pharmacy. People in need of a budesonide prescription can utilize Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe budesonide when appropriate to do so.

Budesonide - Side Effects

Budesonide, like other medications, can cause side effects. Side effects related to budesonide use includes coughing, respiratory infection, runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Budesonide should not be used to relieve acute cases of bronchospasm and is contraindicated as a primary treatment in status asthmaticus or other acute episodes of asthma requiring intensive measures. Budesonide, like other medications, can cause a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction and should not be used by anyone who has a known allergy to budesonide. Questions and concerns about the side effects related to the use of a budesonide inhaler or nebulizer should be directed to one's medical provider and pharmacist before using the medication.

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Last updated May 27, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.