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Budesonide is the generic version of Pulmicort Flexhaler, a medication used for asthma. It's an inhaled corticosteroid that helps open airways and reduce inflammation, improving symptoms like coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Budesonide can also help reduce the frequency and intensity of asthma attacks.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Budesonide (Generic Pulmicort Flexhaler)
How does it work?
Budesonide is an asthma medicine known as a corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways. This makes it easier to breathe and can help prevent asthma attacks.
What does it treat?
This asthma treatment helps prevent asthma symptoms like wheezing, chest tightness, cough and shortness of breath. It can also help reduce the number of asthma attacks you have. It’s not a rescue inhaler, so don’t use it if you’re having an asthma attack.
What forms does it come in?
This asthma medicine comes as an inhaler that delivers medicine directly to the lungs. Be sure to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions to get the most benefit from this medicine.
Budesonide vs. Pulmicort Flexhaler
Budesonide and Pulmicort Flexhaler are different names for the same medicine. Pulmicort Flexhaler is a brand-name version. Both work to manage and prevent asthma symptoms.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If an asthma prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Pulmicort Flexhaler 90 mcg/Actuation (Breath Activated) start at $190.86.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Pulmicort Flexhaler 90 mcg/Actuation (Breath Activated)*
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Budesonide (Generic Pulmicort Flexhaler) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of using Budesonide (Generic Pulmicort Flexhaler)?
- Reduces inflammation
- Opens airways over time
- Helps manage asthma symptoms
- Prevents asthma attacks
Who should not use this medication?
- People with milk protein allergy
- People with a history of allergic reaction to Budesonide
- Anyone having an asthma attack
People with certain medical conditions might need to be extra careful while taking this medicine. Talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and be sure to tell them about all medicines you're taking, including vitamins and supplements. Also, your licensed provider needs to know if you have an eye condition like glaucoma or cataract, if you have osteoporosis or are at risk for low bone density as this medication can contribute to bone loss over time.
How do I use this medication?
This medicine is inhaled directly into the lungs. Follow your medical provider’s instructions to make sure you take this medicine correctly. After using your inhaler, rinse your mouth with water and spit. This helps avoid a mouth infection called thrush.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you accidentally miss a dose, skip it and continue with your regular dosing schedule. It’s important to take your asthma medicine everyday, though, so be sure to take the next dose on time.
What happens if I use too much?
If you take too much of this medicine for a long time, it can cause serious issues with the way your body produces certain hormones. Make sure to take your medicine exactly as your health provider prescribes it.
If you have concerns about taking too much of this medicine, call your licensed provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Budesonide (Generic Pulmicort Flexhaler) online?
Asthma prescriptions are available online through Dr. B. To get started, just fill out a short health questionnaire. A licensed medical provider will review your health history and, if appropriate, send an online prescription or refill to your preferred pharmacy.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Cascya Charlot
Cascya Charlot, MD is the current medical director of Allergy & Asthma Care of Brooklyn, with a focus on pediatric allergy and asthma initiatives. She is also the head of the pediatric allergy and immunology department at NYP Methodist Hospital. A Magna Cum Laude graduate from New York University, Dr. Charlot continued her education at Harvard Medical School, where she went on to complete her residency in internal medicine at NYU Downtown Hospital.
This asthma medicine may cause some side effects. If your symptoms become bothersome, or if you have any questions or concerns, talk to your medical provider or pharmacist right away.
The most common side effects include:
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Upper respiratory infections
- White plaques on the mouth or tongue (thrush)
- Digestive problems
If you experience severe side effects like fast heartbeat, pneumonia or high blood pressure—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist immediately.