What is Pulmicort Respules?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Budesonide

Pulmicort Respules is a brand name for budesonide, a corticosteroid. As an nebulized inhalant it is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing caused by severe asthma and other lung diseases.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 5 2
Bronchitis 3 3
Eosinophilic esophagitis 3 2
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 3 3
Cystic fibrosis 2 2

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pulmicort Respules

Side effect Patients
Excessive appetite 1
Fluid retention (edema) 1
Insomnia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pulmicort Respules

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg twice daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Pulmicort Respules

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Pulmicort Respules

Duration

Currently taking Pulmicort Respules

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Pulmicort Respules

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Pulmicort Respules and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 1
Ciprofloxacin-dexamethasone (Ciprodex) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pulmicort Respules.