Pulmicort Respules are used to treat asthma. They are also used to treat croup in infants and children. A Respule is a small plastic container that contains a liquid. The liquid is put into a machine called a nebuliser.
PULMICORT RESPULES is an inhaled corticosteroid medicine. PULMICORT RESPULES is a long-term maintenance medicine used to control and prevent asthma symptoms in children ages 12 months to 8 years.
Inhaled corticosteroids help to decrease inflammation in the lungs. Inflammation in the lungs can lead to asthma symptoms. PULMICORT RESPULES helps reduce swelling and inflammation in the lungs, and helps keep the airways open to reduce asthma symptoms.
PULMICORT RESPULES does not treat the sudden symptoms (wheezing, cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain or tightness) of an asthma attack. Always have a short-acting beta -agonist medicine (rescue inhaler) with you to treat sudden symptoms. If your child does not have an inhaled, short-acting bronchodilator, ask your healthcare provider to have one prescribed for your child.
It is not known if PULMICORT RESPULES is safe or effective in children younger than 12 months or older than 8 years.