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  Budesonide

Pharmacokinetics | Indications | Routes of Administration and Dosage | Contra Indications | Precautions | Interactions | Brand Names


Systems Respiratory system
Category Inhalational corticosteroid


Pharmacokinetics

It is a non-halogenated glucocorticoid with a high topical: systemic activity ratio. It is reported to be more effective than beclomethasone. A small fraction is absorbed that is rapidly metabolised in the body.



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Indications

It is used to treat bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis. It exerts local anti-inflammatory action and immunosupressive action on the nasal mucosa and bronchial tree.



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Routes of Administration and Dosage

For asthma: 200-800 micrograms/day by inhalation. For allergic rhinitis: 200-400 micrograms/day by intranasal spray.



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Contra Indications

It is contraindicated in hypersensitivity to the drug.



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Precautions

Precautions must be taken in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, fungal and viral infections of airway, pregnancy and breast-feeding.



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Interactions

Interactions with other drugs are usually rare.



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Brand Names

BUDECORT INHALER[PROTEC], PULMICORT INHALER [ASTRA-IDL].



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Pharmacokinetics | Indications | Routes of Administration and Dosage | Contra Indications | Precautions | Interactions | Brand Names

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