Pulmicort Turbohaler (Budesonide)

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  • PRIOR DIAGNOSIS REQUIRED BY OWN GP FOR ORDER TO BE APPROVED!
  • Preventative Asthma Treatment
  • Reduces And Prevents Swelling And Inflammation In The Lungs
  • Active Ingredient: Budesonide
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PRIOR DIAGNOSIS REQUIRED BY OWN GP FOR ORDER TO BE APPROVED!

Known as a “preventer” inhaler, the Pulmicort Turbohaler can be used to control symptoms of mild, moderate or severe Asthma. The active ingredient budesonide is a corticosteroid (or steroid) which works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in your lungs.

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Pulmicort Turbohaler

Pulmicort Turbohaler is an inhaler. It contains a medicine known as a corticosteroid called Budesonide. Corticosteroids work by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in the lungs.

You’ll be prescribed a Pulmicort Turbohaler to treat asthma. Typically, a doctor will prescribe two types of inhalers. Pulmicort Turbohaler is one of these types and is called a preventer inhaler. The other type is known as a ‘reliever inhaler’.

The use of a preventer inhaler, as can be guessed from the name, is to prevent the symptoms of asthma by using it every day. A reliver inhaler is used when symptoms of asthma appear, making it easier to breathe again.

Pulmicort 100 Turbohaler

A Pulmicort 100 Turbohaler works as an Asthma treatment by reducing inflammation, swelling and irritation in the airways once it has been released deep into the lungs. Known as a preventer, Pulmicort 100 Turbohaler needs to be taken every day regularly, even if no symptoms are present.

On the chance of experiencing a sudden asthma attack, a Pulmicort 100 Turbohaler will not provide immediate relief of wheezing or breathlessness. A reliever inhaler is used for this situation and contains completely different medication.

Pulmicort Turbohaler 100

We currently sell three different strengths of the Pulmicort Turbohaler, Pulmicort Turbohaler 100. 200 and 400. The strength of medication you are prescribed will depend on the assessment of a doctor and whether or not the patient requires a higher or lower strength to manage their asthma.

If you feel that the Pulmicort Turbohaler 100 is too low for the severity of your condition, talk with your doctor about reassessing your condition and potentially increasing it to a 200 or 400 strength.

Pulmicort Turbohaler 100 Budesonide

The main ingredient called Budesonide in Pulmicort Turbohalers is a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are regularly used to treat other conditions including –

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Inflamed and painful joints, tendons and muscles
  • & Many more

Steroids such as the one included in Pulmicort Turbohaler 100 Budesonide copy the effects of natural hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Once Pulmicort Turbohaler 100 Budesonide is inhaled, it begins calming the immune system down. By calming it down, inflammation and swelling is reduced making it easier to breathe.

Although not included in Pulmicort Turbohaler 100 Budesonide, sometimes a Budesonide inhaler will come mixed with formoterol. This is a type of inhaler that is classified as both a reliever and preventer. Some brands names include Symbicort Turbohaler & DuoResp Spiromax.

Pulmicort 200 Turbohaler

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines before using Pulmicort 200 Turbohaler. This includes medicines that you buy without prescription and herbal medicines.

This is because Pulmicort 200 Turbohaler can affect the way some medicines work and some medicines can have an effect on Pulmicort 200 Turbohaler and your doctor may wish to monitor you carefully.

In particular, tell a doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Steroid medicines
  • Medicines to treat fungal infections (such as itraconazole and ketoconazole)
  • HIV medicines

Pulmicort Turbohaler 200

Pulmicort Turbohaler 200 can also be used for a condition known as COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This is group of conditions affecting the lungs, causing breathing difficulties.

These conditions include –

  • Emphysema – damage to the air sacs in a lung(s)
  • Chronic bronchitis – long term airway inflammation

These conditions can progressively get worse over time and can limit an individual’s regular activities throughout the day.

People who have repeated attacks of breathlessness can use Pulmicort Turbohaler 200 and relieve symptoms of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

COPD is a common condition that commonly affects middle aged or older adults who smoke. Symptoms can get worse over time, but treatment can help keep it under control. A large majority of people never realise they have it.

To significantly reduce the chances of developing COPD and having to use Pulmicort Turbohaler 200, smoking should be avoided.

As a largely preventable disease, if you already smoke, stopping can help prevent any further damage to the lungs.

Pulmicort Turbohaler 400

  • Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • If Pulmicort Turbohaler 400 is being used by your child, make sure they use it correctly as your doctor has told you.
  • It is important to use Pulmicort Turbohaler 400 every day, even if you have no asthma symptoms at the time.
  • Breathing may improve within 2 days. However, it can take up to 4 weeks for Pulmicort Turbohaler 400 to have its full effect.

If you ever feel you are getting breathless or wheezy while using Pulmicort Turbohaler 400, you should continue to use Pulmicort Turbohaler 400 but go to see a doctor as soon as possible, as you may need additional treatment.

Contact your doctor immediately if:

  • Your breath is getting worse or you often wake up at night with asthma.
  • Your chest starts to feel tight in the morning or your chest tightness lasts longer than usual.

These are signs your asthma is not being properly controlled and you may need different or additional treatment immediately.

Pulmicort Turbohaler BNF

The following are cautions and guidance’s from the Pulmicort Turbohaler BNF. Pulmicort Turbohaler BNF guidance states that:

  • Dose adjustments may be required for some inhaler devices.
  • The risk of oral candidiasis can be reduced by using a spacer device with the corticosteroid inhaler; rinsing the mouth with water after inhalation of a dose may also be helpful.

Further information can be found on the Pulmicort Turbohaler BNF page (British National Formulary), including further interactions and cautions.

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Budesonide Pulmicort Turbohaler Side Effects

Like all medicines, Budesonide Pulmicort Turbohaler Side Effects can occur, although not everybody gets them.

If either of the following happen to you, stop using Pulmicort Turbohaler and talk to your doctor immediately:

  • Swelling of the face, particularly around the mouth (with possible swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes and ears), rash, itching, contact dermatitis (a skin problem), hives and bronchospasm (tightening of the muscles in the airways which causes wheezing). This may mean that you are have an allergic reaction. This happens rarely, affecting les than 1 in 1,000 people.
  • Sudden wheezing after inhaling your medicine. If this happens, also use your ‘reliever’ inhaler straight away. This has very rarely, affecting less than 1 in 10,000 people.

Other possible Budesonide Pulmicort Turbohaler Side Effects:

Common

  • Thrush in the mouth. This is less likely if you rinse your mouth out with water after using your Turbohaler.
  • Mild sore throat, coughing and a hoarse voice.
  • Pneumonia in COPD patients.

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following while taking budesonide, they could be symptoms of a lung infection:

  • Fever or chills
  • Increased mucus production, change in mucus colour.
  • Increased cough or increased breathing difficulties.

Uncommon

  • Feeling worried, restless and nervous.
  • Trembling and shaking.
  • Cataract (clouding of the lens in the eye).
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Blurred vision.

Rare

  • Sleeping problems, feeling over-excited or irritable. These effects are more likely to occur in children.
  • Bruising of the skin.
  • Loss of voice.
  • Hoarse voice.

Inhaled corticosteroids can affect the normal production of steroid hormones in the body, particularly if you use high doses for a long time, for example 400 micrograms or more daily for several years. The effects include:

  • Changes in bone mineral density
  • Glaucoma
  • A slow of the rate of growth of children and adolescents. If high doses are given over several years, final adult heigh may be reduced by about 1 cm.
  • An effect on the adrenal gland

These Budesonide Pulmicort Turbohaler Side Effects are much less likely to happen with inhaled corticosteroids than with corticosteroid tablets.

Pulmicort 100 Turbohaler Weight Gain

If continued use of Pulmicort continues over a long period of time, it is possible to experience Pulmicort 100 Turbohaler weight gain. One of the side effects of its active ingredient, Budesonide, is an increase in appetite.

People should be made aware of this before they embark on using Pulmicort or other similar inhalers over a long period of time.

Pulmicort 100 Turbohaler weight gain can be avoided if you can get into a healthy routine involving healthy foods and exercise.

How Much Is An Actuation In Pulmicort Turbohaler?

A common question we often see online regarding this product is “How much is an actuation in Pulmicort Turbohaler?”

The answer to how much is an actuation in Pulmicort Turbohaler will depend on the strength of the inhaler you use:

  • Pulmicort 100 contains 100 micrograms per actuation
  • Pulmicort 200 contains 200 micrograms per actuation
  • Pulmicort 400 contains 400 micrograms per actuation

Please contact our customer support team for further details regarding “How Much Is An Actuation In Pulmicort Turbohaler?”

Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.

It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn’t have a big impact on your life.

Symptoms
The main symptoms of asthma are:

wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
breathlessness
a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
coughing
The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.

Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.

Asthma self-assessment tool

Treatments
Asthma is usually treated by using an inhaler, a small device that lets you breathe in medicines.

The main types are:

reliever inhalers – used when needed to quickly relieve asthma symptoms for a short time
preventer inhalers – used every day to prevent asthma symptoms occurring
Some people also need to take tablets.

Causes and triggers
Asthma is caused by swelling (inflammation) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. This makes the tubes highly sensitive, so they temporarily narrow.

It may occur randomly or after exposure to a trigger. Common asthma triggers include:

allergies – to house dust mites, animal fur or pollen, for example
smoke, pollution and cold air
exercise
infections like colds or flu
Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control.

Complications
Although asthma can normally be kept under control, it’s still a serious condition that can cause a number of problems.

This is why it’s so important to follow your treatment plan and not ignore your symptoms if they’re getting worse.

Badly controlled asthma can cause problems such as:

feeling tired all the time
underperformance at or absence from work or school
stress, anxiety or depression
disruption of your work and leisure because of unplanned visits to your GP or hospital
lung infections (pneumonia)
delays in growth or puberty in children
There’s also a risk of severe asthma attacks, which can be life-threatening.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If either of the following happen to you, stop using Pulmicort Turbohaler and talk to your doctor immediately:

Swelling of your face, particularly around your mouth (with possible swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes and ears), rash, itching, contact dermatitis (a skin problem), hives and bronchospasm (tightening of the muscles in the airways which causes wheezing). This may mean that you are having an allergic reaction. This happens rarely, affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people.

Sudden wheezing after inhaling your medicine. If this happens, also use your ‘reliever’ inhaler straight away. This happens very rarely, affecting less than 1 in 10,000 people.

Other possible side effects:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Thrush (a fungal infection) in the mouth. This is less likely if you rinse your mouth out with water after using your Turbohaler.
Mild sore throat, coughing and a hoarse voice.
Pneumonia (infection of the lung) in COPD patients.

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following while taking budesonide they could be symptoms of a lung infection:
• Fever or chills.
• Increased mucus production, change in mucus colour.
• Increased cough or increased breathing difficulties.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Feeling worried, restless and nervous.
Depression.
Trembling and shaking.
Cataract (clouding of the lens in the eye).
Muscle cramps.
Blurred vision.

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
Sleeping problems, feeling over-excited or irritable. These effects are more likely to occur in children.
Bruising of the skin.
Loss of voice.
Hoarse voice (in children).

Inhaled corticosteroids can affect the normal production of steroid hormones in your body,
particularly if you use high doses for a long time, for example 400 micrograms or more daily
for several years. The effects include:
– changes in bone mineral density (thinning of the bones).
– glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
– a slowing of the rate of growth of children and adolescents (rare). If high doses are given over several years, final adult height may be reduced by about 1 cm.
– an effect on the adrenal gland (a small gland next to the kidney) (rare).

These effects are much less likely to happen with inhaled corticosteroids than with
corticosteroid tablets.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

Patient information leaflet

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.