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)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: budesonide
Pack size information
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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.
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
|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.|
|Route of administration||Inhalation|
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
|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 May 2018
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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