Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Budecort 200 Inhaler
Budecort 200 Inhaler is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath). It is a steroid and is known as a "preventer". You need to have a fast-acting “reliever” as well because this medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.
Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use Budecort 200 Inhaler. It is important that you take the lowest dose needed to effectively control your asthma. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you do not have any symptoms. No symptoms mean that the medicine is doing its job. If you stop taking it your asthma may get worse. It should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler "reliever". To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it will not work as well.
Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.
Before taking Budecort 200 Inhaler, you should tell your doctor if you have tuberculosis, any infections in your mouth or lungs, or liver disease. While taking it you may be more at risk of getting infections so stay away from people with colds and flu. If you use Budecort 200 Inhaler for a long time it may cause weak bones (osteoporosis) and damage to your eyes (glaucoma or cataracts). You might need tests for bone density and eye pressure. Ask your doctor whether it’s safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q. Does Budecort 200 Inhaler help with cough?
Budecort 200 Inhaler helps relieve cough if it is caused due to asthma. In children, it is used to relieve cough which sounds like ‘dog bark’. This cough is caused due to irritation and swelling of the airways which further makes the airways narrow. As a result, when your child tries to breathe through the narrow passage, it becomes hard to breathe and causes coughing. Budecort 200 Inhaler helps to reduce this irritation and swelling of the airways.
Q. Is Budecort 200 Inhaler safe?
Budecort 200 Inhaler is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Q. Does Budecort 200 Inhaler raise blood sugar?
Yes, if you are taking Budecort 200 Inhaler orally, your blood sugar levels may increase. However, with Budecort 200 Inhaler inhalers, an increase in the blood sugar levels is very rare but may increase only if very high doses are taken for a very long time.
Q. Does Budecort 200 Inhaler cause bone loss?
Budecort 200 Inhaler being a steroid tends to decrease bone density, but this is usually seen in patients who take Budecort 200 Inhaler in high doses and for a very long time. Take Budecort 200 Inhaler as per the doctor’s advice to decrease the chances of developing decreased bone density.
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