Pulmicort (Budecort) is an international trade name of budesonide. It has a vivid anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, and immunosuppressive action.
Pulmicort (Budecort) inhibits the allergic processes by means of the reduction of the production of the arachidonic acid and products of its metabolism. It prevents marginal accumulation of neutrophils, reduces the inflammatory exudation and production of cytokines, and also effectively acts both for the immediate allergic reaction and late allergic reactions. This drug not only provides the bronchodilating effect but also restores the body reaction to bronchodilators, so that it reduces the frequency of the use of the additional medicines and it is possible to stop on Pulmicort (Budecort) only.
A stable therapeutic effect develops gradually, on the average, within 3-5 days after the beginning of the treatment, and it reaches its maximum in 7 days. However, the patient will notice a significant relief of the breathing within one hour after the use of the inhaler. Hyperreactivity of the respiratory tracts is reduces in the patient, edema of mucous and mucus production are also decreased.
As the practice shows the prolonged use of Pulmicort (Budecort) is safe and does not cause the physical addiction. Even after several weeks of the treatment the efficiency of the drug will be on high level and the patient will not need to regularly increase the dosage.
This drug may be used in combination with other antiallergic remedies to inhibit severe forms of allergy and reduce the relapses of asthma because of the appearance of the irritants.
Taking Pulmicort (Budecort) the most probable adverse effects from the side of the breathing organs are irritation of the mucous membrane of gullet, cough, hoarseness of the voice, dry mouth, candidosis of organs of the respiratory system. Before you buy Pulmicort (Budecort) inhaler it is required to make sure that this drug is not contraindicated. In this case, the probability of the adverse effects is lowered almost to zero.
I've been taking Pulmicort for several years now, and it has allowed me to keep my asthma under control where other medications failed. Pulmicort coats my lungs so well my airways don't feel irritated all day. After taking it my symptoms are well controlled and I feel normal.
I had an asthma attack. I could not breathe my throat was so constricted. After a minute or so it opened up. I had test done and it was determined that I was alergic to dust mites that caused the attack. I have been on Pulmicort for about 5 years now and it works very well.