A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Pulmicort Respules in the UK
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Chemical Name: BUDESONIDE (byoo-DESS-oh-nide)
Pulmicort Nebules is an inhaler that is used for the treatment of asthma. Asthma is a common disease where the airways of the lungs become inflamed and narrow making it very hard to breathe. It can be caused by an allergy to smoke, house dust mites, air pollution, or any other thing that can cause irritation to the lungs.
Pulmicort belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids which help to reduce inflammation in different parts of the body. Regular use of Pulmicort is important to prevent an asthma attack. It can also be used to treat croup in children and infants.
Pulmicort Nebules is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy.
Pulmicort is not a rescue drug that is why it should not be used to treat a severe asthma attack. Avoid this medicine if you are allergic to milk proteins. Consult your physician if the symptoms of asthma do not improve after 2 weeks of using this medicine.
Budesonide is the active ingredient in Pulmicort Nebules.
Read the medication guide that comes with this drug carefully for effective and safe use. Follow the directions for cleaning and priming the inhaler device. Use the inhaler device provided with the medicine. Do not immerse the inhaler device in the water. Rinse your mouth with water after every use. Your doctor might feel it necessary to check your bone mineral density and vision while you are using this drug. Usually, a combination of drugs is needed to treat asthma.
Follow the instruction of your doctor carefully regarding dosage of all medications. Do not change the medication or its dosage without your doctor’s advice.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following serious side effects:
Some common side effects are: