Budesonide AQ (budesonide)

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Budesonide AQ {Mylan}

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budesonide, pronounced bue-DES-oh-nide

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The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

What is Budesonide AQ?

Budesonide AQ is used to help prevent and treat nasal symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose caused by allergic rhinitis or hay fever. Budesonide AQ may also be prescribed for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

 

Key Facts About Budesonide AQ

Budesonide AQ is a steroid and works by preventing the release of substances in your body that cause inflammation. Sometimes steroids can affect the growth in children. Talk to your doctor if your child is being treated with Budesonide AQ and you feel that he or she is not growing well.

Children under age 6 should not be given Budesonide AQ.

You should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections because Budesonide AQ can lower the blood cells that help your body to fight infections. If you are exposed to chicken pox or measles contact your doctor right away, as these conditions may become serious or fatal in people who use Budesonide AQ.

Only use the dose of Budesonide AQ that your doctor has prescribed for you, and do not use it for longer than your doctor recommends. Be sure to follow all of the instructions on your prescription label for safe use of Budesonide AQ . Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about your individual risks, and benefits, for using Budesonide AQ.

Budesonide AQ is in FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Budesonide AQ can be harmful to an unborn baby. You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Budesonide AQ. Do not use Budesonide AQ if you are breast-feeding as it is not known if Budesonide AQ passes into breast milk.

 

Before You Take Budesonide AQ

You should not take Budesonide AQ if you are allergic to budesonide.

If you have been ill recently or had an infection you may not be able take Budesonide AQ until you are completely healed. Your doctor will tell you when you should begin your treatment with Budesonide AQ.

You should talk to your doctor before taking Budesonide AQ if you have cataracts, a history of glaucoma, chicken pox (includes recent exposure), Herpes simplex infection of the eye, measles (included recent exposure) or any type of infection (such as a virus, bacteria, fungus or parasite).

If you have tuberculosis or a history of tuberculosis, an injury to your nose, prior nose surgery, or sores and ulcers in your nose you should tell your doctor before taking Budesonide AQ.

Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, as you may not be a candidate to take Budesonide AQ.

 

Budesonide AQ Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications before starting treatment with Budesonide AQ:

  • Boceprevir
  • Bupropion
  • Erythromycin
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Telaprevir

Other drugs you take that are not listed may interact with Budesonide AQ. You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you use. This includes prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements and herbal products, and over the counter medications. You should not begin taking a new medication without telling your doctor first.

 

Directions for Taking Budesonide AQ

You should take Budesonide AQ exactly as it was prescribed for you. You should not use Budesonide AQ in larger or smaller amounts, or use it for longer or shorter than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions exactly on your prescription label.

A patient instruction guide comes with your Budesonide AQ prescription which gives you instructions for safe and effective use of this medication. Be sure to carefully follow the instructions for using Budesonide AQ , and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

The typical Budesonide AQ dose is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril one time daily. You may need to use Budesonide AQ for up to 2 weeks before you feel the full symptom relief with this medication. Most patients will notice a considerable relief of their symptoms within 2 days of using Budesonide AQ.

When you use the Budesonide AQ spray for the first time, you must prepare the spray and prime the spray pump. You must shake the medicine extremely well and spray into the air, away from your face, about 8 times, until a fine mist appears. You should prime the Budesonide AQ spray pump one time if you have not used your nasal spray for 2 days or longer. If you have not used this nasal spray in 14 days you must clean the tip, prime it and pump 2 times.

Be sure to shake Budesonide AQ very well before using it each time.

After shaking the bottle and before using Budesonide AQ, you should blow your nose before using the spray and then insert the tip of the bottle into your nostril.

You should close the opposite nostril with your finger and lean your head slightly forward , and then spray into your nostril. Breathe lightly inward right after and lean your head backward for a few seconds. Repeat this process if a second spray is directed in this nostril.

Complete the process described above in your opposite nostril. You should not blow your nose for 15 minutes after using the Budesonide AQ.

Be sure to wipe the tip of the bottle with a clean tissue and put the cap back on it securely.

Visit your doctor for your regularly scheduled appointments to make sure that Budesonide AQ is not causing harmful effects on your nose or sinuses.

Budesonide AQ should be stored in an upright position at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

After you have used 120 sprays you must throw out the bottle of Budesonide AQ, even if you still hear medication in it.

If you miss a dose of Budesonide AQ you should attempt to take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose do not take the missed dose in addition to your regular dose.

 

Budesonide AQ Side Effects

If you experience any of the following adverse effects you should stop using Budesonide AQ and seek emergency medical help immediately:

  • adrenal gland problems, symptoms include a darkening of your skin, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, appetite loss, depression, nausea, skin rashes, weight loss, extreme or unusual exhaustion and weakness
  • allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, hives or swelling of your throat, face, tongue or lips
  • nose bleed that is ongoing
  • thrush (a type of fungus infection) in your nose or throat that includes white patches in your throat, or pain when you eat or swallow
  • vision difficulties, such as blurry vision or difficulty reading

Less serious side effects may include:

  • cough
  • dry or sore throat
  • fever
  • headache
  • hoarseness
  • muscle or joint pain
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • swollen glands in your neck
  • tightness in chest or shortness of breath
  • voice changes
  • wheezing or noisy breathing

It should be noted that this is not a complete list of possible side effects of Budesonide AQ. You should contact your physician for a complete list and medical advice regarding these effects.

 

Budesonide AQ Description and Dosing

Mylan makes Budesonide AQ as a 64µG/Dose nasal spray and a100µG/Dose nasal spray.

If you suspect that you have overdosed with Budesonide AQ you should seek emergency help immediately.

 

Ingredients in Budesonide AQ

Budesonide AQ contains the main ingredient budesonide. Nonmedical ingredients: Avicel RC-591, dextrose anhydrous, disodium edentate, HCl acid, polysorbate 80, potassium sorbate, purified water.

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Disclaimer

The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.