Pulmicort 0.25 mg. ml. 2 ml. 20 doses

Pulmicort 0.25 mg.  ml. 2 ml. 20 doses
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What is Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser?
Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser contains a drug called budesonide. It belongs to a group of medicines called 'corticosteroids'. 

Pulmicort 0.25 mg. / ml. 2 ml. 20 doses 

What is Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser and what it is used?
What is Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser ?
Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser contains a drug called budesonide . It belongs to a group of medicines called ' corticosteroids '.
How does Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser ?
Pulmicort suspension nebulizer alleviates and prevents inflammation of the airways.

For what use Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser ?
Pulmicort suspension nebulizer for use in the regular treatment of asthma . It is also used to treat many serious psevdokrup in infants and children.

2 . Before using Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser
Do not use Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser
- If you are allergic ( hypersensitive) to budesonide or any of the other ingredients of Pulmicort .

Warnings and Precautions
If you switch from cortisone tablets Pulmicort in some cases, a resume of your previous allergic symptoms such as fever and eczema. Also, you may feel tired, have a headache , muscle and joint aches, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. This is due to the decreased total amount of cortisone in the body where the disease is treated locally in the lungs. These symptoms disappear.
It is important to tell your doctor if you have impaired liver function .
After each administration should rinse your mouth with water to minimize the risk of fungal infection of the mouth and throat.
If your asthma gets worse you should contact your doctor. This may mean that it is necessary to change the dosage or any other appropriate treatment .
In acute asthma attack must use your fast-acting anti-asthmatic drug.

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines , including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Some medicines may affect or be affected during treatment with Pulmicort , eg . those containing ketoconazole or itraconazole ( contained in the antifungal agents ), HIV- protease inhibitors ( such as ritonavir and nelfinavir) .

Pregnancy and lactation
Experience with the drug during pregnancy showed no increased risk of malformations. However, you should talk to your doctor before using Pulmicort during pregnancy , since the burden of asthma can change that would require adjustments in therapy.
Budesonide is excreted in human milk. However, it is expected intake of therapeutic doses of Pulmicort affect the infant. Pulmicort can be used during breastfeeding .
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery .

3 . How to use Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser ?
Always use Pulmicort exactly as your doctor tells you . If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor prescribes the correct dose for you. The number of times vary depending on the severity of your asthma . You should use Pulmicort regularly , ie every day even if you have no symptoms .
Pulmicort nebuliser suspension inhaled by nebulization device ( inahalator ) . When you breathe in through the mouthpiece or face mask , the drug is inhaled air down the airway . Therefore, it is important to breathe evenly and safely when inhaled dose , see " Instructions for Use " .

Instructions for use
Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser should be used only in special inhaler called a nebulizer .
1. Shake the suspension before use by gentle shaking in a circular motion of a single dose unit .
Hold single dose unit upright and open it by breaking a wing
3 . Squeeze the liquid in the chamber of the nebulizer .
Single dose unit is marked with a line ( Pulmicort 0,2 S mg / ml). This line indicates the volume of 1 ml, where a single dosage unit is held upside . If to be used only 1 ml, empty the contents until the liquid level reaches the indicator line .
Store open single dose unit , protected from light. An open single- dose unit should be used within 12 hours. Shake gently single dose unit before using the remaining liquid .
As always nebuliser contains 2 ml before opening , it must be diluted with saline (or other solution nebulizer if prescribed by your doctor ) if you inhale only 1 ml of Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser .
When you inhale , it is important to breathe calmly and evenly through the mouthpiece of the nebuliser . To facilitate breathing in children can be used face mask.
Rinse your mouth with water after each inhalation to remove any residue of the drug in the mouth.
If using a face mask , make sure that the mask is tight as you inhale and wash your face after use.

Clean the camera nebulizer and mouthpiece or face mask in warm water using a mild detergent after each use. Rinse well and dry.
For more information, read the manufacturer's recommendations nebulizer .

If you use more than the amount of Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser
If once you take more than your prescribed dose , you probably will not experience any side effects . However, if an extended period of time (months ) receive higher doses than prescribed , there is a risk of side effects . If you think you suffer from side effects , contact your doctor or hospital.
It is important to take the dose you are prescribed or as advised by your doctor. Should not raise or lower your dose without seeking medical advice .

If you forget to use Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser
If you forget to take a dose, take your next dose as usual

4 . Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Pulmicort can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .

Common { more than 1 in 100 people are affected ) '. Mild irritation in the throat, coughing, hoarseness, fungal infections of the mouth and throat.

Rare (less than 1 in 1,000 people are affected ): hives or other skin rash, angioedema (swelling of face , lips, tongue and / or throat, sometimes combined with difficulty in breathing and swallowing) , anaphylactic reaction (severe allergic reaction which causes difficulty in breathing or dizziness) , restlessness , nervousness , depression, behavioral changes (mainly in children) , bronchoconstriction ( tightening of the muscles of the airways) , skin bruising , loss of voice.

Reported the following (affects an unknown number of users) : Sleep disorders , anxiety , aggression , muscle spasms, tremors ( psychomotor hyperactivity ) .
In some cases , when using the mask , it is reported to an inflammation of the skin of the face. To avoid this , you should always wash your face after using the mask , see " Instructions for Use " .
Corticosteroids can affect the normal production of steroid hormones in your body , especially if they are taken in high doses for a prolonged period of time . These effects include:
Cataract ( clouding of the lens of the eye). Glaucoma (increased pressure). Growth retardation in children and adolescents ( rare).
Interference with the function of the adrenal glands (small gland adjacent to the kidney ) ( rare). The likelihood of the development of these effects is much smaller when taking inhaled corticosteroids than a corticosteroid in the form of tablets.
If any of the side effects gets serious , or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

How to store Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser
Keep each single dose unit in a closed foil bag. Sensitive to light.
The bolus dose must be kept upright. Do not store above 30 ° C.
The bolus dosage unit in an open foil bag should be used within 3 months.
An open single- dose unit should be used within 12 hours. Note: Even if it is used only 1 ml, the remaining volume is no longer sterile . Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Pulmicort after the expiry date stated on the carton after " EXP " or " EXP " . Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required . These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents of the package and further information
Contents of Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser ?
The active substance is budesonide , A single unit dose ( 2 ml) contains 0,5 mg of budesonide .
The other ingredients are disodium edetate , sodium chloride , polysorbate 80 , citric acid (anhydrous ), sodium nitrate and water for injection. These ingredients are adjuvants for the production of the slurry.

Looks like Pulmicort suspension for nebuliser and contents of the pack ?
Each package ( 20 x 2 ml) contains 4 foil envelope 5 single dose units each containing 2 ml of sterile saline.

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