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How to use pulmicort flexhaler?

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Drug Class: Asthma Therapy – Inhaled Corticosteroids (Glucocorticoids) · Inflammatory Bowel Agent – Glucocorticoids · Nasal Corticosteroids

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: · · ·

Alternate Brand Names:

Drug Class: Asthma Therapy – Inhaled Corticosteroids (Glucocorticoids) · Inflammatory Bowel Agent – Glucocorticoids · Nasal Corticosteroids

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Manufacturer: ASTRAZENECA

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Use daily
  • Swallow capsules whole.

  • For aerosol powder, breath activated products : Do not shake. Tell doctor what medicines you are taking.
  • For aerosol, foam with applicator products : For rectal use only. Shake foam canister well before spraying foam. Use applicator for insertion into rectum. Do not take more drug than directed. Tell doctor if exposed to chicken pox or measles. Keep medicine away from heat or flames.
  • For aerosol, spray with pump products : Shake gently. For use in the nose. Know how to use before inhaling. Blow nose gently before dose. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. May take 2 weeks for full benefit of therapy. Nosebleeds can occur. Call Dr. if severe.
  • For ampul for nebulization products : Know how to use before taking. Rinse mouth with water & spit out after dose. Will not stop an acute asthma attack. Call doctor if condition does not improve. MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it. Use peak flow meter. Call MD immediately if worse. Tell doctor your complete medical history.
  • For capsule, delayed, and extended release products : Do not chew or crush. May open capsule. Mix into cool applesauce & swallow. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med. Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor.
  • For tablet, delayed and extended release products : Swallow whole. Do not break/chew/crush/dissolve. Ask MD about lifestyle changes for bone health.

What are side effects of Pulmicort Flexhaler?How to use Pulmicort Flexhaler?What if you missed a dose of Pulmicort Flexhaler?What if you overdose on Pulmicort Flexhaler?

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Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askHow to use the Pulmicort flexhaler Prime device?How to use the Pulmicort flexhaler Prime device?How to use PULMICORT FLEXHALER 1. Prime device before first use. Hold the inhaler in the upright position. Twist the brown grip fully in one direction as far as it will go. Twist it fully back in the other direction as far as it will go.

    Precautions

    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Use daily
    • Swallow capsules whole.

    • For aerosol powder, breath activated products : Do not shake. Tell doctor what medicines you are taking.
    • For aerosol, foam with applicator products : For rectal use only. Shake foam canister well before spraying foam. Use applicator for insertion into rectum. Do not take more drug than directed. Tell doctor if exposed to chicken pox or measles. Keep medicine away from heat or flames.
    • For aerosol, spray with pump products : Shake gently. For use in the nose. Know how to use before inhaling. Blow nose gently before dose. Use at the same time(s) daily as directed. May take 2 weeks for full benefit of therapy. Nosebleeds can occur. Call Dr. if severe.
    • For ampul for nebulization products : Know how to use before taking. Rinse mouth with water & spit out after dose. Will not stop an acute asthma attack. Call doctor if condition does not improve. MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it. Use peak flow meter. Call MD immediately if worse. Tell doctor your complete medical history.
    • For capsule, delayed, and extended release products : Do not chew or crush. May open capsule. Mix into cool applesauce & swallow. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med. Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor.
    • For tablet, delayed and extended release products : Swallow whole. Do not break/chew/crush/dissolve. Ask MD about lifestyle changes for bone health.

    What are side effects of Pulmicort Flexhaler?How to use Pulmicort Flexhaler?What if you missed a dose of Pulmicort Flexhaler?What if you overdose on Pulmicort Flexhaler?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How to use the Pulmicort flexhaler Prime device? How to use PULMICORT FLEXHALER 1. Prime device before first use. Hold the inhaler in the upright position. Twist the brown grip fully in one direction as far as it will go. Twist it fully back in the other direction as far as it will go.

    How do you load a dose of Pulmicort? You only need to do this the first time you or your child uses a new PULMICORT FLEXHALER. Load a dose. Holding the inhaler in an upright position, twist the brown grip as far as it will go in one direction, then twist it all the way back in the other direction.

    How old do you have to be to use a Pulmicort flexhaler? A: PULMICORT FLEXHALER is prescribed for the maintenance treatment of asthma in adults and children 6 years of age and older. It is an inhaled corticosteroid, which is an anti-inflammatory medicine delivered directly to the airways.

    Can a Pulmicort be used as a bronchodilator? PULMICORT FLEXHALER is not a bronchodilator and should NOT be used to treat an acute asthma attack. If you are switching to PULMICORT FLEXHALER from an oral corticosteroid, follow your doctor’s instructions to avoid serious health risks when you stop using oral corticosteroids.

    How to get started using your Pulmicort flexhaler?

    How to get started using your Pulmicort flexhaler? Before you use a new PULMICORT FLEXHALER for the first time, you must prime it. To prime your PULMICORT FLEXHALER follow the steps below: 1. Hold the inhaler by the brown grip so that the white cover points upward (upright position). With the other hand, turn the white cover and lift off (see Figure 2).

    How do you load a dose of Pulmicort? You only need to do this the first time you or your child uses a new PULMICORT FLEXHALER. Load a dose. Holding the inhaler in an upright position, twist the brown grip as far as it will go in one direction, then twist it all the way back in the other direction.

    Where is the dose indicator on a Pulmicort inhaler? Your PULMICORT FLEXHALER has a dose indicator window just below the mouthpiece. The dose indicator tells you about how many doses are left in the inhaler. Look at the middle of the window to find out about how many doses are left in your inhaler (see Figure 6)

    Can a Pulmicort be used as a bronchodilator? PULMICORT FLEXHALER is not a bronchodilator and should NOT be used to treat an acute asthma attack. If you are switching to PULMICORT FLEXHALER from an oral corticosteroid, follow your doctor’s instructions to avoid serious health risks when you stop using oral corticosteroids.