Pulmicort Flexhaler and Alcohol
Pulmicort Flexhaler generic name budesonide inhalation which contains budesonide which is a corticosteroid which prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
It is used to prevent asthma attacks but will not treat an attack that has already started.
It works by decreasing irritation and swelling in the airways which helps to control or prevent asthma symptoms.
It is suggested moderate drinking only while using this drug as the side effects may be greatly affected.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have liver disease, osteoporosis, herpes simplex infection of the eyes, any type of bacterial, fungal or viral infection or a history of tuberculosis.
Less serious side effects are white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, nosebleed or headache. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, weakness, tired feeling, nausea, vomiting, feeling faint, wheezing or breathing problems, worsening respiratory symptoms, ear pain with fever, vision problems or changes in shape or location of body fat especially in arms, legs, face, neck, breasts and waist.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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