Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Pulmicort Turbuhaler

Pulmicort Turbuhaler is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) budesonide. On this page you will find out more about Pulmicort Turbuhaler, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional. Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. healthdirect medicines information is not intended for use in an emergency. If you are suffering an acute illness, overdose, or emergency condition, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

Reasonable care has been taken to provide accurate information at the time of creation. This information is not intended to substitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be exclusively relied on to manage or diagnose a medical condition. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Active ingredient in this medicine: budesonide

Pack size information

Please select the pack size from the options directly below to view information on the medicine.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Pulmicort Turbuhaler 400 microgram/actuation powder for inhalation, 200 actuations

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

Read leaflet

What this medicine is for

Treatment of bronchial asthma. INDICATIONS AS AT 3 June 1994: Treatment of bronchial asthma. May also be used when replacement or reduction in oral steroid therapy is desired.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance CONTAINER - Plastic container dark-brown turning base embossed 'BUDESONIDE 400'on bottom. PRODUCT- White to off-white rounded granules which disintegrate to a fine powder upon slight pressure.
Dosage Form Insufflation
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
50 doses: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
single plastic container, 200 dose: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Inhaler - dry powder
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Replace the cover firmly after use
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

Go to PBS site

Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

Go to ASADA site

The information displayed on this page is authored by Healthdirect Australia, or obtained from trusted sources.

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Found 7 results

Pulmicort Turbuhaler - myDr.com.au

Pulmicort Turbuhaler - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Pulmicort Turbuhaler/Repsules | myVMC

Pulmicort Turbuhaler is a medicine used for maintenance treatment in persistent asthma. It contains budesonide to reduce inflammation and hypersensitivity.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Symbicort Turbuhaler 200/6 Powder for Inhalation - myDr.com.au

Symbicort Turbuhaler 200/6 Powder for Inhalation - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Your asthma medicine

Preventers, relievers and severe asthma treatments

Read more on Asthma Australia website

Asthma medications commonly used for children | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

COPD: treatment and management - myDr.com.au

Although COPD cannot be cured, there are measures that can be taken that should relieve symptoms, slow progression and prevent complications.

Read more on myDr website

Asthma | myVMC

Asthma is a disease of the lungs. People with asthma experience episodes of asthma, or asthma attacks. This occurs when there is a narrowing and inflammation of the airways, which makes it harder to breathe. Asthma isan extremely common disease, and is the most common chronic condition in childhood.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Check your symptoms Find a health service

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo
Feedback