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Pulmicort Inhaler (Budesonide)and/or alternatives
Budesonide 90mcg/Inh from $0.21 USD/doseBudesonide 90mcg/Inh
Marketed as Budate Inhaler in India
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Budesonide 180mcg/Inh from $0.15 USD/doseBudesonide 180mcg/Inh
Marketed as Budecort Inhaler in India
Manufactured by: Cipla
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
General Information on Pulmicort Inhaler
Pulmicort Inhaler is a handy pump for delivering budesonide to the lungs of a patient suffering from asthma. Budesonide is an artificially produced corticosteroid. The medicine delivered by a Pulmicort Inhaler helps decrease the inflammation inside the lungs.
People can buy Pulmicort inhaler only with a doctor’s prescription. Steroids have got a bad name due to the indiscriminate use by sportsmen of anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids are different from corticosteroids. These are lifesaving steroids that act by inhibiting the release of certain chemicals within the lungs. The chemicals are released by the body in an attempt to fight allergies. They cause inflammation, which brings on an asthmatic attack. Pulmicort Inhaler reduces inflammation by controlling the auto response of the body.
Pulmicort inhaler does not provide instant relief. It only works when used over a long period of time in metered doses. Budesonide is absorbed by the cells of the lungs and works to reduce the inflammation within the airways. It also inhibits the formation of mucus, which makes breathing difficult for an asthma patient.
Side effects of Pulmicort Inhaler
Pulmicort Inhaler is effective because it prevents the release of chemicals that fight allergies. As a result, the immune system of an asthma patient becomes vulnerable to other infections. This is the primary side effect of all steroids. Doctors prescribe Pulmicort Inhaler because the benefits are more than any possible side effects.
The prolonged use of Pulmicort Inhaler leads to a dry throat which causes hoarseness of the voice. It can also lead to a case of oral thrush. To prevent this you should rinse your mouth and throat out with water after use.
Some users of Pulmicort Inhaler also complain of tiredness and bouts of depression. Long term use can also lead to osteoporosis.
Dosage of Pulmicort Inhaler
The dosage of Pulmicort Inhaler is always set by the doctor. The frequency of use can be from once a day to two times a day. Besides using Pulmicort Inhaler, a patient suffering from asthma must take common precautions like avoiding direct or indirect inhalation of tobacco as well as smoking. The patient should also be careful about staying away from allergens like pet dander and common pollens. An asthmatic attack is usually triggered by the common cold and therefore, it is advisable to get a flu shot annually.
Since Budesonide is a steroid, the use of Pulmicort Inhaler cannot be discontinued suddenly. It has to be done gradually and under medical supervision, otherwise there are serious withdrawal symptoms. If you miss a dose of Pulmicort Inhaler, use it as soon as you remember. Stressful situations should be avoided by people who suffer from asthma.
It is of paramount importance to inform the doctor if you are on any other medication before you buy Pulmicort Inhaler, as this steroid interacts with many drugs.
Cancer chemotherapy drugs can alter the functioning of Budesonide in the human body.
Many other drugs interact with Budesonide in Pulmicort Inhaler. These include ciprofloxacin, cyclosporine, and levofloxacin.
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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.