What is Pulmicort Flexhaler used for?
Pulmicort Flexhaler is a powder inhaler used to manage the symptoms of asthma (coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath) and prevents the frequency of asthma attacks. This works by reducing inflammation in airways of the lungs and making breathing easier for adults and children six years of age and older. This belongs to the inhaled corticosteroid family of drugs that prevents irritation, itching and allergic reactions. This is not used to control asthma attacks. It is meant to be taken long term and the medication will not work quickly enough to be effective.
Pulmicort Flexhaler can take one to two hours for the medication to work. It needs to be taken regularly for a week or two to receive the full effect of this drug. Do not share this medication with friends and family with similar symptoms as this may not benefit them and cause unwanted side effects. If this has been prescribed for some other purpose clarify what condition this is meant to treat. Your dosage and strength will depend on your condition and response to treatment. It is important to take this according to your doctor's instructions. Taking it less frequently will slow treatment and taking it more often may result in more frequent and severe side effects with no clinical benefit.
Pulmicort Flexhaler Information
Disclaimer : This primer is intended to provide basic information on this medication and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor. Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication and seek counselling from them if you have any questions or concerns about your medication.