What is Pulmicort?
Pulmicort is a metered-dose asthma inhaler
used to treat bronchial asthma, allergic asthma, bronchial carcinoma, pulmonary emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Budesonide, the main active ingredient, is a synthetic glucocorticoid which is a related substance to cortisone. Cortisone itself is a hormone produced by the body itself. The active ingredient budesonide, inhibits the body’s own chronic inflammatory reactions and processes, and is therefore not only used for respiratory diseases, but also as a drug for the local treatment of non-infectious rhinitis, nasal polyps, inflammatory bowel diseases and chronic inflammation of the liver as a result of autoimmune hepatitis.
What exactly is Pulmicort used for?
⇒ For respiratory diseases, such as chronic bronchial asthma.
⇒ In the case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), if the doctor in the pulmonary function examination previously determined the necessity of glucocorticoids applied by inhalation.
⇒ However, the drug is NOT suitable for treatment of an acute asthma attack.
How does the Pulmicort Broncho Inhaler work?
The effect is anti-inflammatory. Infections and inflammations in the bronchial and respiratory tract subside with regular use, as the substance related to cortisone inhibit the body’s own processes which continue to nourish inflammation. In chronic diseases, the inflammations cannot thrive and the swelling of the affected lung membrane subsides.
Dosage Instructions with Pulmicort
At the beginning of treatment, the dose should be adjusted to the following amounts:
⇒ Children between six months and 12 years: 0.5 – 1 inhalation ampoule, twice a day, morning and evening
⇒ Children from 12 years and adults: 1 – 2 inhalation ampoules, twice a day, in the morning and evening
⇒ Children between six months – 12 years: 1/4 – 1/2 inhalation ampoule, twice a day, morning and evening
⇒ Teenagers 12 years and older and adults: 1/2 – 1 inhalation ampoule, twice a day, morning and evening
The maximum dose is two ampoules per day for children up to 12 years of age, and four ampoules per day for children 12 years of age and older and adults. The exact duration of the treatment should be discussed with the doctor, as it depends on the degree of inflammation. After using the inhaler, the mouth should be rinsed regularly to avoid oral thrush.
How is Pulmicort used?
⇒ Healthy children and adults who tolerate the active ingredient.
⇒ Breast-feeding mothers and pregnant women should discuss taking Pulmicort with their doctor.
The drug must not be used for more than 12 hours after opening or preparation! First, shake the asthma spray and then remove the cap. Exhale calmly and widely before spraying. The spray is applied shortly before inhalation. The drug should be inhaled deeply. A maximum of two puffs of spray should be inhaled per application, in an upright standing or seated position.
Side effects occur only rarely and often only in the first weeks of therapy, as the drug selectively concentrates on the respiratory tract and lungs.
Nevertheless, the following are possible:
⇒ Muscle cramps,
⇒ Irritations of the mouth and throat,
⇒ Hand tremorsIn even rarer cases, it can lead to
⇒ Allergic reactions,
⇒ Circulatory problems,
⇒ Gastrointestinal complaints
If any of these or other side effects occur, tell your doctor immediately. Read the package insert for detailed information on side effects, contraindications, and interactions.
Contraindications and Interactions
Interactions and Contraindications
⇒ Beta-2 sympathomimetics, such as the following, lead to a strengthening of the effect but not the side effects of budesonide;
The following strengthen the effect and also the side effects budesonide:
⇒ Grapefruit juice
⇒ Since budesonide is broken down by the same enzyme as the estrogen hormone, ethinyl estradiol, the combined birth-control pill with estrogen and progestin can enhance the effect of this drug. The mini-pill has no effect on Pulmicort.
⇒ Glucocorticoids such as budesonide, promote the excretion of potassium, therefore attention should be paid to the intake of potassium, to rule out deficiency symptoms and secondary diseases.
Asthma Sprays at Apomeds
We are aware that in order to prescribe this medication, it should be verified that the patient is suitable for the asthma spray. We connect you with EU licence doctors and a mail order pharmacy and if you already use the Pulmicort Spray we can issue you a follow-up prescription.
Besides Pulmicort, you will find the following asthma sprays in our range: Ventolin, Salbutamol, Atrovent.
Disclaimer: Please note that the drug shown above in the picture indicates one of the possible manufacturers of the drug. It may be that we send you a drug from a different manufacturer. All products comply with EU standards.
Order Pulmicort online at Apomeds
You can conveniently select Pulmicort from our website, and complete an online questionnaire that will be approved by the doctors with whom we work if you are suitable for the metered-dose inhaler. Then the prescription will be issued to you and sent home together with the medication, in a discreet package. It couldn’t be easier!
To place an order at Apomeds is easy. Just follow the steps as described below and you will receive your order in less then 48 hours.
Select your medicine
or choose the treatment you need.
Fill in a short questionnaire
Doctors will review your case and confirm the prescription.
The medication, discreetly packed will be delivered to your doorstep within 48 hours.
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This platform brings customers in contact with licenced doctors, to whom they relay their state of health, in form of a medical questionnaire.
As part of our service to you, we will send the prescription, if granted directly to a mail order pharmacy, which will dispense and send your order to your home or your office.
Our European mail pharmacies will send you the medication in less than 48 hours with a reliable shipping method that provides tracking code.
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Delivery and Packing
All prices stated on the Website include shipping and the electronic prescription. As soon as your parcel has been sent by the mail-order pharmacy, you will receive an email from us with your order details and shipping address.
The courier service will send you also the tracking number, that you can use to track the status of your shipment.
The shipping company will send your treatment directly to your doorstep, you can also choose to send your order to your workplace or P.O Box.
All orders are processed only after a successful receipt of payment. After receipt of payment, a doctor will evaluate your questionnaire and upon completion we will forward your prescription to the mail- order pharmacy. The pharmacy will then pack your order and deliver it to you via courier service company.
Tracking of Shippment
Once your package has been sent by the pharmacy, you will receive an email with the tracking number and website link of the courier service. With this number you can follow the status of your treatment through the website of the courier. Simply enter your package tracking number and click on “Track Mail”.
Packing of your order
All treatments are safely packaged in a discreet envelope or box. All the goods are discreetly packaged and no mention is made of the contents of the parcel or the sender. The envelope is only provided with your delivery address. Thus, we can guarantee the maximum protection of your privacy.