Also known as: Budesonide
Budesonide is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhaled budesonide decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.
Budesonide is a corticosteroid or steroid (cortisone-like medicine). It works by preventing inflammation (swelling) in the lungs, which makes the asthma attack less severe. Inhaled budesonide may be used with other asthma medicines such as bronchodilators, which are also used to open up narrowed breathing passages in the lungs.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain budesonide. It may not be specific to Bubate. Please read with care.
Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the amount that is absorbed from the nose and the chance of unwanted effects. Do not change your dose or stop using this medicine without checking with your doctor first.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
This medicine is only used in the nose. Do not get it in your eyes. If it does get in the eyes, rinse them with water right away and call your doctor.
In order for this medicine to help you, it must be used on a regular basis as ordered by your doctor. This medicine usually begins to work in about 2 days, but up to 2 weeks may pass before you feel its full effects.
Do not use this medicine for any other nose problem without checking with your doctor first.
To use the spray:
Shake the bottle gently before each use. When you use the spray for the first time, you must prime the bottle. Pump the bottle 8 times or until a fine spray comes out. Gently blow your nose before using the spray. Insert the tip of the bottle into your nostril. Close the opposite nostril with a finger and lean your head slightly forward. Spray into your nostril and breathe gently inward. Lean your head backward for a few seconds. If a second dose is needed in the same nostril, lean the head slightly forward and repeat the same steps. Spray the opposite nostril using the same steps. Do not blow your nose for 15 minutes after using the spray. Wipe the tip of the bottle with a clean tissue and put the cap back on. If you do not use the bottle for 2 days, prime it again by releasing one spray. If you do not use the bottle for more than 14 days, clean the spray tip and prime it again by releasing two sprays. After you prime the bottle, there will only be 120 doses or sprays. Keep track of the number of sprays you use. Throw the bottle away after you use 120 sprays even if some liquid remains in the bottle.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For nasal dosage form (spray): For treatment of allergic rhinitis: Adults, teenagers, and children 12 years of age and older—At first, one spray in each nostril once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 4 sprays in each nostril per day. Children 6 to 11 years of age—At first, one spray in each nostril once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 2 sprays in each nostril per day. Children younger than 6 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
If you overdose Bubate and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of overdose: thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Store the Pulmicort Flexhaler™ in a dry place at room temperature with the cover tightly in place.
Store the unused Pulmicort Respules® in an upright position at room temperature. Keep the medicine containers in the foil pouch until you are ready to use them. Do not freeze the containers. Once you have opened a foil pouch, the containers will only be good for 2 weeks. Throw away any unused containers if it has been longer than 2 weeks since you opened the pouch.
Detailed Budesonide dosage information