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



PULMICORT FLEXHALER is indicated and prescribed for the maintenance treatment of asthma in adults and children 6 years and older. The term “maintenance” is important, as PULMICORT FLEXHALER is prescribed to help someone with asthma maintain control over their asthma symptoms. PULMICORT FLEXHALER is NOT a “rescue” or “reliever” medication and should NOT be used to treat an acute or sudden asthma attack.


Studies have shown that PULMICORT FLEXHALER users experienced improvement in their asthma symptoms in as little as 24 hours; however, it could take one to two weeks or longer to see a continued improvement in breathing.*

PULMICORT FLEXHALER users also showed continued improvement in their breathing in studies over a 12-week period, when compared to a placebo (a similar treatment containing no active medication).

*Individual results may vary.

PULMICORT FLEXHALER Is a Maintenance Treatment

PULMICORT FLEXHALER is often referred to as an “asthma inhaler.” That's because PULMICORT FLEXHALER contains an anti-inflammatory medicine (budesonide) used to help treat asthma that can be directly inhaled into the airways through the device. Once inhaled, this anti-inflammatory medicine helps to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the airways over time.

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