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Pulmicort Turbuhaler 90mcg/Inh from $0.20 USD/dosePulmicort Turbuhaler 90mcg/Inh
Marketed as Pulmicort Turbuhaler CFC Free in European Union
Manufactured by: AstraZeneca UK Ltd
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Pulmicort Turbuhaler 360mcg/Inh from $0.42 USD/dosePulmicort Turbuhaler 360mcg/Inh
Manufactured by: Astra Zeneca
Product of Turkey. Shipped from TurkeyRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Pulmicort turbuhaler is an inhaler that is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and in the management of asthma. In the pediatric population for children greater than or equal to 6 years of age the drug is also used as a prophylactic therapy in the management of asthma. The drug contains corticosteroid which has an anti-inflammatory effect and it helps in preventing the asthma attack with regular use. It also contains β2 agonist which acts as a bronchodilator. The precise mechanism of action of brand or generic Pulmicort turbuhaler is not known. However, the drug acts by reducing the inflammation in the respiratory tract. It also acts by relaxing the bronchial muscles. These actions of the drug effectively help in controlling the symptoms of asthma and COPD.
Precautions / Side Effects For Pulmicort Turbuhaler
Common side effects of Pulmicort turbuhaler may include back pain, joint pain, flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, fungal infection in the mouth, indigestion, headache, inflammation in the nose, inflammation of the sinus, respiratory tract infection, pain, sore throat and weakness. If these side effects worsen or prolong then consult your health care provider. The side effects for this drug cannot be clearly anticipated. Thus, the treatment with Budesonide should be started only with the advice of your physician.
If you are switching from one dosage form to another, for example switching from inhaler to oral form of Pulmicort drug, then it should be done with the advice of your doctor. Pregnant women must administer the drug only if it is clearly necessary. Breast feeding women must consult the doctor if they need to stop nursing the infant or stop the administration of Budesonide as it may harm the infant. The turbuhaler show drug-drug interactions with certain class of drugs. Therefore, inform your doctor about any current medication that you are taking.
Pulmicort Turbuhaler Dosage
In adults previously treated with bronchodilators alone or inhaled corticosteroids the recommended dose of Pulmicort turbuhaler is 200-400 mcg, to be administered daily twice. In adults previously treated with oral corticosteroids the recommended dose is 400-800 mcg daily twice. The maximum recommended dose is 400 mcg (daily twice) for patients having prior treatment with bronchodilators and 800 mcg (daily twice) for patients having prior treatment with corticosteroids. In children previously treated with bronchodilators alone, inhaled corticosteroids or oral corticosteroids, the recommended dose of brand or generic Pulmicort turbuhaler is 200 mcg daily twice and the maximum dose is 400 mcg daily twice.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.