Pulmicort Turbohaler (100, 200 & 400)

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Pulmicort Turboinhaler is a steroidal preventer inhaler whose active ingredient is Budesonide. This inhaler should be used twice daily to stop inflammation in the airways hence limiting signs of asthma and attacks. Immediately budesonide enters the lungs, it stops the centered cells from producing the chemicals that cause inflammation.

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What is Pulmicort Turbohaler?

Pulmicort Turbohaler is a reliever inhaler that is used to help relieve symptoms of asthma and other chest conditions. The medicine in Pulmicort Turbohaler works by relaxing the muscles around the airways, making it easier to breathe. It comes in an easy-to-use form that you can hold in your hand, and it delivers the medicine directly to your lungs. If you have asthma, using Pulmicort Turbohaler as prescribed by your doctor can help control your symptoms and help you stay active. It's important to keep taking your reliever inhaler (such as Pulmicort Turbohaler) even when you're feeling well so that you're prepared for when your asthma symptoms appear.

How Does Pulmicort Turbohaler Work?

Pulmicort Turbohaler is a medication used to treat asthma. It contains the drug budesonide, which is a corticosteroid. When you breathe in the medication, it helps to reduce inflammation in your lungs. This makes it easier to breathe and can help to prevent asthma attacks. Pulmicort Turbohaler comes in an aerosol form, which means that the medication is dispensed as a fine mist that you can breathe in. This makes it easy for the drug to reach your lungs and helps to ensure that you receive the correct dose.

What Does Pulmicort Turbohaler treat?

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


  • You must consult your doctor before using Pulmicort if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use Pulmicort if you have been diagnosed with a lung or liver infection.
  • You must consult your doctor before using Pulmicort if you are using other medication.
  • You must not use Pulmicort if you have been diagnosed with a respiratory infection such as Tuberculosis before consulting your doctor.


  • Pulmicort Turbohaler should be used in a way that will deliver the medication to your lungs. Some tips on how to use Pulmicort Turbohaler include:
  • Shake the inhaler well before each use.
  • Remove the cap and hold the inhaler upright.
  • Breathe out completely and place the mouthpiece of the inhaler in your mouth.
  • Close your lips around the mouthpiece and inhale deeply and slowly.
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds, then exhale slowly.
  • Replace the cap after use.


  • The active ingredient in Pulmicort is budesonide.
  • The inactive ingredients are Sodium chloride, Disodium edetate, Citric acid, Polysorbate, Sodium citrate dihydrate and Water.

Side Effects

  • Throat irritation
  • Hoarseness
  • Mouth sores
  • Oral thrush
  • Candidiasis
  • Fungal infections