Generic Drug: Budesonide
Indication: Budez inhaler is useful in prophylactic and maintenance therapy of asthma. It can reduce the requirement of oral corticosteroid in patients with chronic asthma.
Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to preparation. Budesonide is also contraindicated in status asthmaticus and acute attack of asthma. Not recommended for children less than 5 years of age.
Dosage & Administration: Available as inhalation aerosol. Adult: Can be used by Zerostat inhaler device. Children: Can be used by a baby mask device
- Not for acute attacks, it is for long term management.
- To be used cautiously in case of concomitant pulmonary tuberculosis.
- Cautious use in case of lactation & pregnancy.
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.