Patient & Parent Support
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Created for parents and caregivers, www.pulmicortrespules.com
can help caregivers understand asthma and PULMICORT RESPULES after they’ve
left your office. Some key themes include stressing the need for ongoing control, help
using a jet nebulizer,
and how to recognize asthma symptoms.
Also, see some of the key information PULMICORT RESPULES provides for parents and
caregivers to help keep their child’s persistent asthma symptoms under control.
And learn about the variety of online resources and tools that are available for
parents and caregivers.
To introduce parents and patients to the jet nebulizer, share with them the
Mom’s Guide to Jet Nebulizing . It contains information about the device,
how to use it, and how to clean it.
You can also prepare patients and caregivers with a plan for maintaining control
of asthma symptoms by sharing the
Discussion Guide and Asthma Action Plan
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on your computer, you can download it here.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT PULMICORT
PULMICORT RESPULES is not a bronchodilator and is NOT indicated for the relief of
Particular care is needed for patients who are transferred from systemically active
corticosteroids to PULMICORT RESPULES, because deaths due to adrenal insufficiency
have occurred in asthmatic patients during and after transfer from systemic corticosteroids
to less systemically available inhaled corticosteroids.
It is possible that systemic corticosteroid effects such as hypercorticism, reduced
bone mineral density, and adrenal suppression may appear in a small number of patients,
particularly at higher doses.
Patients taking immunosuppressant doses of corticosteroids should avoid exposure
to infections such as chicken pox and measles.
Inhaled corticosteroids may cause a reduction in growth velocity. The long-term
effect on final adult height is unknown.
Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported with budesonide.
As with other inhaled medications, paradoxical bronchospasm may occur with
In rare cases, patients on inhaled corticosteroids may present with systemic eosinophilic
conditions and clinical features consistent with Churg-Strauss Syndrome.
Adverse reactions that occurred at a rate of ≥ 3% are: respiratory infection, rhinitis, coughing, otitis media, viral infection, moniliasis, gastroenteritis, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, ear infection, epistaxis, conjunctivitis, and rash.
PULMICORT RESPULES (budesonide inhalation suspension) is indicated for the maintenance
treatment of asthma and as prophylactic therapy in children ages 12 months to 8 years.
for full Prescribing Information for PULMICORT RESPULES.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription
drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call