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Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol

US Brand Name Budesal Respule
Generic Name Levalbuterol (Levosalbutamol)/ Budesonide
Other Brand Name Budesal Respules
Packing 2ml
Manufacturer Cipla
Form Respules
Strength (Each 2ml contains) Levalbuterol 1.25mg/ Budesonide 0.5mg, Levalbuterol 1.25mg/ Budesonide 1mg
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  • 5 Respule x 2ml x Levalbuterol 1.25mg/ Budesonide 0.5mg $12.70
  • 5 Respule x 2ml x Levalbuterol 1.25mg/ Budesonide 1mg $16.29
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Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : Introduction

The drug Budesonide is an example of a man-made glucocorticoid steroid. These substances, the glucocorticoid steroids are potent anti-inflammatory agents. The action of this drug is to reduce inflammation and hyperactivity that is caused by asthma. Using an inhaler, the drug Budesonide goes directly to the inner lining of the inflamed airways thus reducing its effects.


Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : Use

The Budesonide inhalers are used for controlling asthma to those people who require continuous and prolonged treatment. Patients who experience frequent episodes of asthma may need bronchodilators such as albuterol.


Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : Side effects

The most common side effects are wheezing and mild cough. To persons using an inhaler without a spacer device, oral candidiasis or thrush may be noticed. Other side effects include hoarseness of voice and sore throat. High doses may lead to increased risk of bone breakdown which may further lead to osteoporosis and suppression of glucocorticoid formation in the adrenal gland. Hypersensitivity reactions are also manifested such as rash, itching, contact dermatitis, angioedema, anaphylaxis and bronchospasm with use of inhaled budesonide. Stop using the drug if you notice any of these symptoms.


Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : Contraindication

It is contraindicated as treatment for status asthmaticus or other acute episodes of asthma. Not for sue with known hypersensitivity to the drug or any of its components.


Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : storage

Store drug at room temperature. Keep container tightly closed and away from light and moisture.


Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : Composition

The drug comes in 200 mcg puffs that deliver 160 mcg of budesonide and Pulmicort Respsules in the strengths of 0.25 mg/2ml, 0.5 mg in 2ml suspension and 1 mg/2ml.


Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : Important Precautions

Before using the drug, let your doctor know if you have allergies to lactose or milk proteins or other allergies, cataract, thyroid problems, glaucoma, liver disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, bleeding tendencies and others. If you are to undergo any surgery or emergency treatment, or if you acquire a serious illness or injury, inform your doctor that you are using this drug. Avoid any immunizations or vaccinations while using the medication without prompting your doctor. Babies who were born to mothers who are using corticosteroids for a prolonged period may acquire hormonal problems. Get medical help if you experience symptoms such as persistent nausea and vomiting, severe diarrhea, weakness and others. Breastfeeding is not recommended while on drug therapy.


Budesal Respules, Budesal Respule, Budesonide/ Levalbuterol : Dosage and administration

The drug is used to prevent an asthma attack. The effect of the medication is likely to be noticed within a day however maximum effects will take 1 to 2 weeks longer before they are imminent. The dose of the drug varies widely. In adult, the usual dose is 1 to 4 puffs twice a day while the dose in children is 1 o 2 puffs twice per day. For patients with asthma, once a day treatment is sufficient. Pulmicort Respules is utilized by persons who are 12 months to 8 years old. The effects are seen in 2 to 8 days while it takes 4 to 6 weeks before the maximum effects are seen. The Pulmicort Respule is used with a jet nebulizer and is usually taken as 1 or 2 doses for a total of 0.5-1 mg daily.