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. ... Read More



The most commonly reported side effects of PULMICORT FLEXHALER in clinical trials include

  • Inflammation of the nose and throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal allergies
  • Viral upper respiratory tract infection
  • Thrush in the mouth and throat
  • Ear infections

Patients (adult or child) who are treating their asthma with budesonide should avoid exposure to infections such as chicken pox and measles. If an adult or child is exposed, the doctor should be called immediately to discuss the situation.

Safety In Children

In studies of children treated with budesonide for two to six years, there was no significant effect on growth. However, the long-term effect of inhaled budesonide on growth is not fully known.

If your child is switching to PULMICORT FLEXHALER from an oral corticosteroid, follow your doctor’s instructions to avoid the serious health risks associated with stopping these medications.

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