Budesal Respules comprises of Budesonide a corticosteroid that exhibits anti inflammatory properties. This drug acts directly on the airways and decreases the inflammation. This improves your condition and prevents asthma attack from recurrence. The inflamed and narrow airways make the breathing difficult. Budesal Respules clears the passage of airways and facilitates smooth breathing. This medicine is administered in a Respule dosage form. In this, drug is present in a nebulising suspension or liquid in the set of vials. With the help of nebulizer, the liquid form of drug is converted into a mist for inhalational. Through nebulizer, drug is inhaled and it produces effect at the site of action. This is one of the most preferred ways of taking drug as it offers fast mode of action and reduces its systemic side effects.
The ailments it is used for:
Budesal Respules is a long term therapy of Asthma and is given prophylactically in children 1 to 8 years of age having Asthma.
Understanding the drug Budesal Respules:
How it works?
It contains one active ingredient Budesonide. It is a synthetic potent glucocorticoid which exerts anti-inflammatory properties.
This medicine directly goes into the airways and lungs and produces its effect. It prevents the signs and symptoms of Asthma. It has anti-inflammatory action and acts on the inflamed airways. This reduces the inflammation by scavenging harmful mediators of inflammation and causes narrowing of the airways. This way, it facilitates smooth breathing and avoids constriction of airways. It is recommended to be used daily as it prevents the development of asthma symptoms.
When should you avoid it?
You should not take Budesal Respules if you:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients present in Budesal Respules
- Are planning pregnancy or in case of breast feeding mothers
- Have history of tuberculosis, liver disease and osteoporosis
- Have history of pulmonary tuberculosis
- Have chest, eye and mouth infection
How much to take?
Commonly, 1 to 4 puffs twice a day is recommended for the adults and for children 1 to 2 puffs twice a day. Dose can vary widely and is required to be taken on regular basis. Always follow doctor’s instructions. The dose intake is prescribed by the Doctor depending upon the severity and demand of the disease condition.
What are the strengths available?
Budesal Respules is available in four strength combination having an active ingredient Budesonide in it:
- Budecort Respules 0.5 mg per 2ml
- Budecort Respules 1 mg per2 ml
- Budecort Respules 1 mg
- Budesal Respules 0.5 mg per 2.5 ml
Who is the manufacturer?
Budesal Respules is manufactured by Cipla, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website in the pack of five single doses of 30 respule ampoules.
How to take?
Always take the medicine as per prescription. The ampoule is taken out from the aluminum foil and contents are emptied into the nebulizer. Always use clean and dirt free nebulizer. The nebulizer filled with the drug is attached with the air pump and is inhaled by the patient. Once an ampoule is opened, use the drug immediately. Always keep the record of the date which you open the foil, consume the unused ampoules within 2 weeks.
After use, completely clean the used nebulizer, mouthpiece and mask. Rinse your mouth in order to avoid any infection. Always read the instructions mentioned in a leaflet. In case of any doubt, one may consult the concerned Physician or Pharmacist.
When to take?
Take the medicine as prescribed by the Doctor. He will decide and tell you how many puffs to be taken each time. Always try to take the dose at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose.
For how long should it be taken?
Do not stop taking Budesal Respules or change the dose without consulting with your Doctor. This drug is meant to be taken on regular basis, so keep on taking the drug as long as recommended by the Doctor.
What if you take too much (overdose)?
If overdose, talk to Doctor or Poisons information centre for advice. Take medical help as soon as possible.
What if you miss the dose?
Consult your Doctor if you miss the Dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to catch up.
What are the side effects?
Every medicine has some side effects; Budesal Respules is the one which has some mild and severe side effects also. Some commonly observed side effects are as following:
- Sores in mouth
- Hoarse voice
- Oral thrush
- Pain in stomach
Some rare side effects associated with it are as follows:
- Swelling of the face
- Breathing difficulties
- Vision related problems like glaucoma and cataract
Are there any possible drug interactions?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. You doctor will provide you the list of drugs to be avoided while taking Budesal Respules. Some of the drugs which interact with Budesal Respules are as follows:
What are the things to be taken care of?
- Always take the medicine as per prescription
- Don’t use the expired drug
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
- Avoid coming in contact with the people who are suffering from Chicken pox and measles
- This drug doesn’t produce immediate relief so is not given in acute asthma attack