Category: Anti-Allergic(Asthma)

Questions and Answers

How you can tell when a cough is provoked by the use of Pulmicort or by asthma?

Some people say that regular use of Pulmicort inhaler may cause coughing, how can I recognize when the coughing is due to Pulmicort or asthma?

Talk to your pulmonologist. Do you use a bronchodilator like albuterol or Maxair along with your pulmicort?

Can you mix albuterol and pulmicort in the nebulizer?

My doctor said I could, but the pulmicort pamphlet said not to mix it with anything. Who is correct?

The better thing to do would be to use the albuterol first, then the pulmicort. The albuterol will open up your bronchi allowing the pulmicort to be better absorbed, and therefore more effective. A bronchodilator is always recommended before the use of an inhaled corticosteroid. And I would go with the pamphlet's instructions. It probably would be fine to mix it if your doctor said so, but the pamphlet comes from the manufacturer, who knows their medication better than the doctor would.

ALBUTEROL and PULMICORT in Nebulizer for cough for my 4 year old?

My daughter is 4 years old, and has been suffering from this dry, non productive , dry cough since November. She cough on and off, gets better for a week then starts again.
Just today, her doctor prescribed Albuterol and Pulmicort in nebulizer. She said she might have coughing asthma, and that will help. She has a few allergies also, and takes daily antihistamine, but still has that terrible cough.
Is there any side affects for those meds? Anyone had any experience?

My son was introduced to albuterol when he was 4 months old. He was born premature and his lungs didnt develop well. We used it almost everyday he is off of it now but we keep it just in case. We have never seen any side effects from the use of it. Keep a close eye on her and the prescribtion should tell you what signs to what out for.

Can pulmicort asthma inhaler affect blood sugar?

I use pulmicort inhaler and my blood sugar has been in the borderline diabetic range, could my inhaler be affecting my blood sugar?

Pulmicort has a steriod in it and I am diabetic and it does affect my blood sugars, so yes I think it could. If it is causing you to become "borderline" then I think maybe you were before "borderline", keep an eye on it.

How bad your child's asthma need to be to have Pulmicort Respules prescribed?

My child of 6 years is taking Pulmicort brown inhaler, I want she try the Pulmicort Respules but her GP says her asthma is not that bad to be given the Respules. Can anyone tell me how bad my child's asthma need to be in order to be prescribed the Respules? Thanks

If she is breathing without respiratory distress, it is better to allow her to breathe on her own without getting her on these nebs. The thing about the nebs, like many respiratory drugs, they can may it necessary to need to use them in order to breath with ease. Try to monitor her breathing. Identify what triggers her breathing difficulties and avoid those things. Pets, dust, molds, mildews, irritants such as paint, perfumes etc can be tough on breathing. Asthma is basically an allergic response of her body to elements in the environment. She very well may outgrow it. Best of health to her and peace to you.

Have you ever heard of pouring Pulmicort Respules directly into the nose while upside down?

My husband has been told to do this daily by his ENT doctor to help reduce his polyps.
It seems harsh to me, especially as the medicine packaging clearly states 'for use only in a jet nebulizer', and I can't find any other online reference to using the drug like this.
Wondering if anyone else is familiar with this method??
Thanks from one worried wife!

Yes, I have heard of it, and it makes sense if you think about it. Pulmicort is a topical corticosteroid (normally inhaled) that asthmatics use through a nebulizer to reduce inflammation in the airways. But since your husband needs it in his nose, not lungs, it would make sense that he is instructed to put it where he needs it.

Good luck, and I hope your husband feels better soon.

I use pulmicort in my nasal rinse, should I gargle and rinse my mouth afterwards?

I haven't been rinsing out my mouth and recently saw the notice on the package of the pulmicort, could this be why I cough so much and have a sore throat?

I think it says so on the package, check the internet on product info.

Mixing together pulmicort and albuterol in my nebulizer?

Last year around allergy season my doctor told me to mix together my albuterol with my pulmicort in my nebulizer. Right now I have been having serious asthma problems all week long and have been usind both my inhaler and nebulizer to relieve my asthma symptoms quickly. I was wondering if I should do this again? It did help me alot in the past and stopped me from wheezing for the whole spring.

"PULMICORT RESPULES has not been studied when mixed with other nebulizable medications. PULMICORT RESPULES should be given separately in the nebulizer." comes from the insert from the manufacturer.

Yet, there is new research that suggests that it is acceptable .... if it works for you .... and based on your previous experience ... what are you waiting for? Good luck .... I hope it helps ...

I think i mightve used pulmicort asthma medicine 3 times today instead of 2?

Will I be alright????

I opened it and it was already twisted, and I mightve retwisted it and used to doses tonight instead of 1.

I normally do 1 in the morning and one in the night, but I couldve done 3 by accident.

Possibly could have been twice.... but you should be ok.

How to I wean off of Pulmicort?

I have been using it for 5+ years. Initially i was taking 2 puffs in the morning & 2 at night. For over a year now, I have only taken 1 puff in the morning. But how do i get off of it completley? Every time i try, i'll feel perfect for a few days, but then feel tightness in my breathing? How do i get off the stuff? My doc says taking 1 puff is almost not like taking it at all.

The difficulty in weaning is that you still have inflammation in your airways. Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation in the airways, which is a component of asthma. To completely wean of your Pulmicort, you have to either NOT have inflammation OR find another medication/method to reduce your inflamed airways. Have you tried the DPI (Dry Powder Inhaler) Advair? It also had a steroid (like Pulmicort), but comes with a long acting Beta-2 Agonist (similar to Albuterol, but longer acting). So, two types of medications in one. You'll still need to take it twice a day though.

So until your airways stop being inflamed, you'll still need the steroids.

Good luck. I'll post more information/links when I get a chance.

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