Whether your child has just been diagnosed with asthma or he or she has had it for years, you probably have a few questions that you'd like answered.
Here you’ll find useful information about asthma — what it is, how it affects children, and what symptoms and triggers to look out for in your child. You'll also learn about asthma treatment options and how to talk to your doctor, and find helpful resources that make managing asthma a little easier.
Asthma in Children
Read about the first signs of asthma, whether age makes a difference and how you can help.
Recognizing Asthma Symptoms
Confusing asthma with a cold or flu is an easy mistake to make, especially since colds and flu can trigger asthma.
Managing your child's asthma starts by knowing what triggers affect him or her.
Explaining Asthma to Your Child
It's not just important for you to understand asthma; see how you can talk to your child.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PULMICORT RESPULES
Important Safety Information
PULMICORT RESPULES is not a bronchodilator and should NOT be used
to treat an acute asthma attack. If your child is switching to PULMICORT
RESPULES from an oral corticosteroid, follow the doctor's instructions
to avoid serious health risks when your child stops using oral corticosteroids.
Only use PULMICORT RESPULES with a jet nebulizer machine that is connected to an air compressor. Do not use an ultrasonic nebulizer.
Thrush infection of the mouth and throat may occur with PULMICORT RESPULES.
Avoid exposure of your child to infections such as chicken pox and measles. Tell your doctor immediately if your child is exposed.
Inhaled corticosteroids may cause a reduction in growth rate. The long-term effect on final adult height is unknown.
PULMICORT RESPULES should not be used if your child is allergic to budesonide or any of the ingredients.
Be sure to tell the healthcare provider about all your child's health conditions and all medicines he or she may be taking.
As with other inhaled asthma medications, bronchospasm, with an immediate increase in wheezing, may occur after dosing. If bronchospasm occurs following dosing with PULMICORT RESPULES, it should be treated immediately with a fast-acting inhaled bronchodilator. Treatment with PULMICORT RESPULES should be stopped and your physician consulted.
The most common side effects include respiratory infection, runny nose, coughing, ear infection, viral infection, thrush in the mouth and throat, inflammation of the stomach including vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and loss of appetite, nose bleed, pink eye, and rash.
PULMICORT RESPULES (budesonide inhalation suspension) is a maintenance medicine used to control and prevent asthma symptoms in children ages 12 months to 8 years.
Please click here for full Prescribing Information for PULMICORT RESPULES.
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drugs to the FDA.
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