... I too am questioning the use of pulmicort and just discovered the website askapatient.com where numerous posts are given regarding the emotional side effects that parents have observed in their children under 5 years of age. My son is 2.5 yrs and this is his second season on pulmicort. ... (22 replies)
... would remain the same whether you are using a nebulizer or inhaler to deliver it. Some studies show that children especially, receive more of the medication to their lungs with a nebulizer than with the inhaler, even with a spacer. ... (22 replies)
... first thing I would suggest is allergy testing to see if her trigger can be determined. I too thought my daughters asthma was caused by the common cold that all children love to share since that was the only time she had a flare. Turned out to be an allergy to dust mites that just worsened when she had a cold. ... (22 replies)
... long albuterol treatments and oral prednisone. A specialist has recommended we give her Pulmicort once a day throughout the winter. Beyond the common side effects of dry mouth and thrush, I am hearing rumors that Pulmicort can cause strange behavioral side effects in children. ... (22 replies)
... diagnosed with Asthma. She occasionally coughs at night and when it is stormy outside she may wheeze, but for most other times she is fine. Doctor has suggested Pulmicort Respules 0. ... (6 replies)
... At her age, it might go away, it often does. But inflammation feeds on itself, so the Pulmicort will keep down the inflammation in her lungs, which will prevent her from having breathing problems now, and hopefully help her lungs get stronger as she grows. ... (5 replies)
... I've been using the adult Pulmicort for about two years, and have had no side effects. Can't say that with Advair. I had to discontinue that. May I make a suggestion? ... (2 replies)
... This sounds viral to me but these are also listed as side effects of the pulmicort. I also read that infections can be more severe in children taking pulmicort. I have already notified her doctor but am wondering if anyone here has experienced something similar. ... (1 replies)
... sprays, they are not filtered first through the digestive system, as with oral steroids. therefore, if they are absorbed, they can have the same systemic effects as oral steroids. ... (6 replies)
... Posing this for my reference & for others.
Helps when I want to quikly look up & clarify what drug someone has mentioned they are taking.
BRONCHODILATORS Beta 2 agonists) RESCUE SHORT ACTING INHALERS
(Brand name/Drug Name)
1. Xopenex(levalbuterol) *Some people report less jittery side effects than allbuterol
2. Proventil & Ventolin (albuterol/U.S.... (0 replies)
... There is no treatment that will "put an end to it."
I got adult onset asthma early this year, and have done extensive reading about it. What your doctor said is confirmed by everything I've read.
Doctors used to only treat asthmatics when they had an actual "attack." In the 90's, the feelings changed, and now doctors believe you should treat the underlying... (6 replies)
... This "new drug" is actually two older drugs that have been extensively tested and used for the last 10 years.
Advair is a combination of two drugs -- Flovent, a corticosteroid brought in to replace the more dangerous Beclovent (beclomethasone), in March 1996.
Serevent, the other component of this "new drug", has been around since February 7th, 1994.
As far as weight... (23 replies)
... Pulmicort has been around for 30 years and is only manufactured by AstraZeneca. It is also the only inhaled corticosteroid approved for children under 12 years, which puts it into a very narrow range of drugs. ... (4 replies)
... children are way more at risk for serious side effects due to asthma since their airways are so small. The fact that pulmicort is inhaled makes sure the majority of it ends up in the lungs and has an effect on the lungs. ... (3 replies)