Preparing Your Child's Caregivers

PULMICORT RESPULES® Asthma Medication

There are times when your child may be with family, friends, teachers, or other caregivers, so it is important that they be prepared to handle your child's condition. To help others, the best thing you can do is prepare them. First, give a copy of the asthma action plan to those who will be in contact with your child. Also, make sure your child is aware of his or her plan. Be sure to review the plan regularly with your child's doctor, and get your child involved as well.

Helping others use a jet nebulizer

When your child is in the care of family members, teachers, day care providers, or babysitters, making sure they are comfortable with using a jet nebulizer is important. Download the Mom’s Guide to Jet Nebulizing and give it to those who will be caring for your child. It provides your child’s caregivers with a diagram of a jet nebulizer and information on how to use it and how to care for it.


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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.

Approved Use

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

This product information is intended for US consumers only.

PULMICORT RESPULES is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.

PARI JET PLUS Nebulizer and PARI MASTER Compressor are registered trademarks of PARI Respiratory Equipment, Inc.

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