Your questions are important. While every one of them may not be answered here,
you will find that a wealth of helpful information and Web sites for children with
asthma are made available to you through these additional resources.
Allergy & Asthma
Network, Mothers of Asthmatics
Find a refreshing new approach to living with allergies and asthma through the Allergy
& Asthma Today magazine, The MA Report newsletter, eNews updates,
toll-free help lines, community awareness programs, and Breatherville, USA™.
American Academy of
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Expand your knowledge of asthma with up-to-date and seasonal information about allergies
and asthma, along with daily health e-Headlines.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Find information, resources, and services geared toward parents and medical professionals
on a broad range of children's health topics.
Learn more about an asthma initiative project conducted in collaboration with the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and
the World Health Organization.
Gain access to the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s Expert Panel
Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.
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.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription
drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call