Company: Cipla Ltd.
Generic Drug: Budesonide.
Indication: Budecort respules is useful in prophylactic and maintenance therapy of asthma in children 12 months to 8 years of age. Also indicated in infants/ children with acute laryngotracheobronchitis – croup.
Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to preparation. Budesonide is also contraindicated in status asthmaticus and acute attack of asthma.
Dosage & Administration: Available as suspension for inhalation through nebulizer.
- Not for acute attacks, it is for long term management.
- To be used cautiously in case of concomitant pulmonary tuberculosis.
Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Fungal infection in mouth & throat (candidiasis), systemic steroid effects on higher doses, mood changes, hyperglycemia, pituitary adrenal suppression, smell & taste disturbances.