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Pulmicort Alternatives

(budesonide)

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These medications are comparable to Pulmicort (budesonide) or used for similar purposes.

Pulmicort
(budesonide)

Flovent Diskus
(fluticasone)

Advair Diskus
(fluticasone / salmeterol)

Aerospan
(flunisolide)

Breo Ellipta
(fluticasone / vilanterol)

Qvar
(beclomethasone)

Dulera
(mometasone / formoterol)

Advair Diskus
(fluticasone / salmeterol)

Symbicort
(budesonide / formoterol)

Aerospan
(flunisolide)

Flovent Diskus
(fluticasone)

Treats asthma. Pulmicort (Budesonide) works well for long-term asthma control, but isn't a rescue inhaler (so it won't stop a sudden asthma attack).Prevents breathing problems. Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) is good for people who need two medicines to control their asthma or COPD, but it might be expensive since there's no generic available.Coming soon.Coming soon.Prevents breathing problems. Qvar (Beclomethasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.Prevents breathing problems. Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a convenient medication that'll control your asthma long-term, but it won’t stop a sudden asthma attack.Prevents breathing problems. Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) is good for people who need two medicines to control their asthma or COPD, but it might be expensive since there's no generic available.Prevents breathing problems. Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) is good for people who need two medicines to control their asthma or COPD, but it might be expensive since there's no generic available.Coming soon.Prevents breathing problems. Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.
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Reviews for Pulmicort (budesonide)
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Have you used Pulmicort (budesonide)?
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Reviews for Flovent Diskus (fluticasone)
68%
+1% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
39%
-28% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
8%
+25% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
483 reviews
Have you used Flovent Diskus (fluticasone)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol)
66%
-1% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
48%
-19% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
11%
+22% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
799 reviews
Have you used Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol)?
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Reviews for Aerospan (flunisolide)
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Same vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
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-17% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
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Same vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
Have you used Aerospan (flunisolide)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)
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-17% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
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-25% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
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+25% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
Have you used Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Qvar (beclomethasone)
34%
-33% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
29%
-38% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
26%
+7% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
Have you used Qvar (beclomethasone)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)
84%
+17% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
79%
+12% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
8%
+25% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
Have you used Dulera (mometasone / formoterol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol)
58%
-9% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
40%
-27% worse vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
14%
+19% better vs. Pulmicort (budesonide)
394 reviews
Have you used Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol)?
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Side effects
PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
  • Middle ear inflammation 1%
  • "stomach flu" 1%
  • Yeast infection 2%
  • Viral infection 1%
  • Diarrhea 2%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
More Pulmicort side effects »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 4%
  • Throat irritation 5%
  • Headache 5%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection 3%
  • Nausea and vomiting 4%
  • Fever 3%
  • Upper respiratory inflammation 2%
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 2%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 2%
More Flovent side effects »
  • Lung infection 6%
  • Headaches 4%
  • Candidiasis mouth/throat 9%
  • Throat irritation 1%
  • Viral respiratory infections 3%
  • Hoarseness/dysphonia 5%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Fever 1%
More Advair side effects »

We haven’t found good data for Flunisolide side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Flunisolide »

We haven’t found good data for Breo Ellipta side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Breo Ellipta »
  • Headache 6%
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Oral symptoms inhalation route 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Pain 2%
  • Speech disorder 2%
More Qvar side effects »
  • Common cold 1%
  • Headache 1%
  • Speech disorder 5%
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
More Dulera side effects »
  • Lung infection 6%
  • Headaches 4%
  • Candidiasis mouth/throat 9%
  • Throat irritation 1%
  • Viral respiratory infections 3%
  • Hoarseness/dysphonia 5%
  • Dizziness 2%
  • Fever 1%
More Advair side effects »
  • Common cold 2%
  • Throat pain 1%
  • Sinus inflammation 1%
  • Flu 2%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Nasal congestion 2%
  • Stomach discomfort 5%
  • Vomiting 2%
More Symbicort side effects »

We haven’t found good data for Flunisolide side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Flunisolide »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 4%
  • Throat irritation 5%
  • Headache 5%
  • Sinusitis/sinus infection 3%
  • Nausea and vomiting 4%
  • Fever 3%
  • Upper respiratory inflammation 2%
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort and pain 1%
  • Inflammation inside the nose 2%
  • Musculoskeletal pain 2%
More Flovent side effects »
How it works
PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
Pulmicort (Budesonide) is an inhaled corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation in the inside lining in your airways by blocking the proteins that trigger inflammation.Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) is a combination medicine. Fluticasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation to control asthma and COPD. Salmeterol (a bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier.Coming soon.Coming soon.Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a combination asthma medicine. Mometasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation and works to control your asthma and prevent asthma attacks. Formoterol (a long-acting bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and prevent wheezing and shortness of breath.Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) is a combination medicine. Fluticasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation to control asthma and COPD. Salmeterol (a bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier.Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) is a combination medicine. Budesonide (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation to control asthma and COPD. Formoterol (a bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier.Coming soon.Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.
Type of medication
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Available as
PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Powder
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhaler
Used for
PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
  • Asthma Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Acute Exacerbation Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Asthma Perennial Allergic Rhinitis Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Risk factors for serious side effects
PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
  • Severe milk allergy
  • Tuberculosis
  • Untreated systemic, viral, fungal, or bacterial infection
  • Previously taking oral corticosteroids
  • Prolonged immobilization
Detailed Pulmicort (budesonide) risks & warnings »
  • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
  • Long-term treatment with Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
Detailed Flovent Diskus (fluticasone) risks & warnings »
  • Adverse effect of long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs), one of the medications in Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol), a combination drug.
  • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
  • Age greater than 65 years
  • Lowering dose or stopping Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
Detailed Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
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      • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
      • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
      • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
      • Long-term treatment
      • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
      Detailed Qvar (beclomethasone) risks & warnings »
      • Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)
      • Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment
      • Stress such as trauma, surgery, or infection
      • Long-term inactivity
      • History or family history of osteoporosis (postmenopausal bone loss)
      Detailed Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) risks & warnings »
      • Adverse effect of long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs), one of the medications in Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol), a combination drug.
      • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
      • COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
      • Age greater than 65 years
      • Lowering dose or stopping Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
      Detailed Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol) risks & warnings »
      • Adverse effect of long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs), one of the medications in Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol), a combination drug.
      • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
      • COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema
      • Age greater than 65 years
      • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
      Detailed Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol) risks & warnings »
        Coming soon.
        • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
        • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
        • Severe milk protein allergy
        • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
        • Long-term treatment with Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone)
        Detailed Flovent Diskus (fluticasone) risks & warnings »
        Pregnancy

        Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Kidneys and liver
        PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
        No kidneys and liver related info.
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone).
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) too quickly which is related to one of the medications in the combination. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol).
        No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Qvar (Beclomethasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Qvar (Beclomethasone).
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy, and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol) too quickly which is related to one of the medications in the combination. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol).
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) too quickly which is related to one of the medications in the combination. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol).
        No kidneys and liver related info.
        • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Flovent Diskus (Fluticasone).
        Weight
        PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
        No weight related info.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        No weight related info.No weight related info.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        No weight related info.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        No weight related info.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        Upsides and benefits
        PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
        • In clinical studies, inhaled Pulmicort (Budesonide) has been shown to increase FEV1 (the amount of air a person can forcibly blow out in 1 second) in people who have asthma.
        • Can be used with quick-acting asthma inhalers that'll open up your airways quickly in case of an attack.
        • The Pulmicort (Budesonide) inhaler can be used in people 6 years and older.
        • Inhaled medications like Pulmicort (Budesonide) work faster than pills, since it goes directly into your lungs.
        • Available as a generic inhaler.
        • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
        • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
        • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
        • Available as both an inhaler and Diskus device.
        • 2-in-1 medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs. Medicines are more effective together than alone.
        • Makes lung function significantly better.
        • Lowers the number of flare-ups and rescue inhaler uses in asthma and COPD.
        • You only have to use it twice a day.
        • Both the Diskus and inhaler can be used to treat asthma.
        Coming soonComing soon
        • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
        • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
        • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
        • It's a combination medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs.
        • Significantly improves lung function and lowers the number of flare-ups by 70%. Also reduces rescue inhaler use in asthma.
        • By inhaling this medication, it gets into your lungs quickly and doesn't affect the rest of your body as much, so if should have a lower risk of side effects.
        • Some people who take Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) are able to use their fast-acting rescue inhalers less often.
        • 2-in-1 medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs. Medicines are more effective together than alone.
        • Makes lung function significantly better.
        • Lowers the number of flare-ups and rescue inhaler uses in asthma and COPD.
        • You only have to use it twice a day.
        • Both the Diskus and inhaler can be used to treat asthma.
        • 2-in-1 medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs. Medicines are more effective together than alone.
        • Makes lung function significantly better.
        • Lowers the number of flare-ups and rescue inhaler uses in asthma and COPD.
        • In studies, shown to improve asthma symptoms, rescue inhaler use, and lung function on the first day.
        Coming soon
        • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
        • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
        • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
        • Available as both an inhaler and Diskus device.
        Downsides and risks
        PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
        • Usually starts working in 1 to 2 days, but it can take up to 6 weeks before the full effects of Pulmicort (Budesonide) are felt.
        • The medication won’t work if it's not inhaled correctly, so make sure you're using the inhaler properly. A pharmacist can give you some help if you need it.
        • Some people get a stuffy nose, sore throat, or a cough when using Pulmicort (Budesonide).
        • You have to use Fluticasone every day to control your symptoms.
        • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
        • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
        • You have to use Advair every day to control your symptoms.
        • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
        • The HFA inhaler isn't approved to treat COPD.
        • Can make your heart race.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
        • There have been some reports of worsening asthma leading to death when taking this medicine.
        Coming soonComing soon
        • You have to use Qvar every day to control your symptoms.
        • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
        • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
        • You need to use Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) twice a day to control your symptoms.
        • It doesn’t stop a sudden asthma attack. You always need to have a rescue inhaler close by to treat sudden symptoms or breathing problems.
        • Steroids can suppress your immune system, so you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier while on this.
        • You may need to take a different medicine if your asthma doesn’t improve and you need your rescue inhaler more often, or if tests show that your lung function is reduced.
        • You have to use Advair every day to control your symptoms.
        • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
        • The HFA inhaler isn't approved to treat COPD.
        • Can make your heart race.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
        • There have been some reports of worsening asthma leading to death when taking this medicine.
        • You have to use Symbicort twice a day, every day to control your symptoms.
        • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
        • Lower doses are not as effective for COPD.
        • Can make your heart race.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
        • There have been some reports of worsening asthma leading to death when taking this medicine.
        Coming soon
        • You have to use Fluticasone every day to control your symptoms.
        • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
        • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
        • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
        • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
        PulmicortFloventAdvairFlunisolideBreo ElliptaQvarDuleraAdvairSymbicortFlunisolideFlovent
        • To load the Pulmicort (Budesonide) inhaler for a dose, twist the brown grip as far as it will go both ways. When it’s ready, you will hear it click.
        • Be sure to rinse your mouth out after using Pulmicort (Budesonide). This will help decrease the chances of throat irritation, mouth infection, and loosing your voice.
        • Your Pulmicort (Budesonide) inhaler comes with 60 or 120 doses. To make sure you have enough, check the dose indicator right under the mouthpiece.
        • You don’t need to use a spacer with the Pulmicort (Budesonide) inhaler. If you use other inhalers, ask your doctor what order to take them in.
        • Avoid asthma triggers like dust mites, pets, indoor mold, pollen, any type of smoke, and vacuum cleaning to protect your airways from being irritated.
        • Always have your rescue inhaler with you just in case you do have an asthma attack. Pulmicort (Budesonide) will reduce your chances of having an asthma attack, but it won't completely get rid of them.
        • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
        • Can take 2 weeks or more to feel full effects.
        • Pump the inhaler 4 times before your first dose, or if it's been more than 7 days since your last dose.
        • Wait at least 1 minute between doses.
        • Rinse your out mouth with water after each use.
        • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after using Advair Diskus.
        • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
        • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
        • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
        • Lowers inflammation and opens airways to improve breathing.
        • Starts working in about 30 minutes, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
        • Prevents asthma symptoms, but doesn't treat sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start.
        • Use inhaler in a level position, and don't breathe out into the device.
        • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
        • Shake inhaler for 5 seconds before you use it.
        • Pump the inhaler 4 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than a month since your last dose.
        • Call 911 or your doctor if it's hard to breathe or you have an asthma attack while on this medication.
        • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
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        • Use daily to control your asthma symptoms.
        • Starts working the same day, but it can take up 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
        • Pump the inhaler 2 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than 10 days since your last dose.
        • Wait one minute between doses.
        • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
        • Clean the mouthpiece with dry cloth once a week.
        • Talk to your doctor if asthma symptoms don't get better.
        • Starts working right away, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
        • Inhale two separate puffs in the morning and two separate puffs in the evening. It’s important to read the information that comes with your medicine so you use it the correctly.
        • Clean the mouthpiece with a dry cloth every 7 days and don’t wash it with water.
        • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use to lower your chance of getting a yeast infection (thrush) in the mouth and throat.
        • Lowers inflammation and opens airways to improve breathing.
        • Starts working in about 30 minutes, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
        • Prevents asthma symptoms, but doesn't treat sudden wheezing or asthma attacks once they start.
        • Use inhaler in a level position, and don't breathe out into the device.
        • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
        • Shake inhaler for 5 seconds before you use it.
        • Pump the inhaler 4 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than a month since your last dose.
        • Call 911 or your doctor if it's hard to breathe or you have an asthma attack while on this medication.
        • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
        • Lowers inflammation and opens airways to improve breathing.
        • Prevents breathing problems, but doesn't stop sudden cough or wheezing once they start.
        • Starts working in about 30 minutes, but can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel full effects.
        • Use inhaler in a level position, and don't breathe out into the device.
        • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use.
        • Shake inhaler for 5 seconds before you use it.
        • Pump the inhaler 4 times before inhaling the first dose, or if it's been more than a month since your last dose.
        • Call 911 or your doctor if it's hard to breathe, or if you have an asthma attack while taking this medication.
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        • Use it every day to control your asthma symptoms.
        • Can take 2 weeks or more to feel full effects.
        • Pump the inhaler 4 times before your first dose, or if it's been more than 7 days since your last dose.
        • Wait at least 1 minute between doses.
        • Rinse your out mouth with water after each use.
        • Hold your breath for 10 seconds after using Advair Diskus.
        • Don't breathe out into the inhaler mouthpiece.
        • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
        • Diskus contains lactose, so don't use it if you're allergic to milk protein.
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