Pulmicort Turbuhaler , also medically known as budesonide, is used in the prevention of bronchial asthma .
This type of medicine is a corticosteroid which, when used regularly, successfully decreases the amount and severity of asthma attacks. It works by preventing specific cells in the breathing passages and lungs from releasing the substances which cause asthmatic symptoms. This medication is not successful in relieving an asthma attack as it occurs.
Pulmicort Turbuhaler is inhaled through the patients mouth. Common side effects associated with this type of medication include cold-like symptoms, headache, dry mouth, sore throat, cough and vocal changes. If the side effects become severe, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Occasionally, Pulmicort Turbuhaler will be prescribed for other purposes, as suggested by your doctor.