the package insert of the medicine Cortasm.
Bronchitis and allergic hay fever. Bronchial asthma: adults control prophylactic. Mild asthma: patients requiring medication bronchodilator for symptomatic relief of asthma, intermittently more than occasionally. Moderate asthma: patients requiring regular medication and asthma attacks and unstable or aggravated in the therapy, prophylaxis is currently available. Severe asthma: patients with asthma serious chronic which are in a position to stop the use of corticosteroids the use of systemic for oral use. Children above 6 years: patients requiring medication for the prevention of asthma, including patients not controlled with the medication prophylactic currently available.
When should I not use?
Patients with deficiency in the immune system or those with infectious diseases such as measles and chickenpox. Hypersensitivity to any of the tablets of the formula.
How to use?
Adults: 0,200 mg (1 dose) every 8 hours. The doses should be adjusted according to the severity of the disease. The dose can be adjusted until control is achieved or reduced to the effective dose minimum, according to the individual response, not exceeding 1,20 mg/day (6 doses). Children above 6 years: 0,050 to 0,100 mg (1 to 2 scoops) 2 times a day. The doses can be adjusted according to the severity of the disease. The treatment should not exceed 3 weeks. – Overdose: there are no known cases of overdose chronic with these presentations Cortasm. However overdosing chronic can cause signs and symptoms of hipercorticismo. In the case of a suspected reaction adverse the physician should be notified.
What are the evils that can cause me?
adverse Reactions are usually caused with the use of other glucocorticoids systemic have not been reported with the use of Cortasm in normal doses. However, the use of high doses, prolonged use or hypersensitive individual) can cause signs and symptoms of hipercorticismo, Cushing’s syndrome, perforation of the nasal septum and the increase of intra-ocular pressure. In these specific cases can still occur: nasal irritation, pharyngitis, cough, epistaxis, dyspepsia, and nausea; decreased sense of smell, unpleasant taste, facial swelling, rash, dyspnea, alopecia, arthralgia and myalgia.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Pregnancy: budesonide is classified in the category C (FDA) risk in pregnancy. In high doses is potentially teratogênica. Should only be used in pregnant patients or infants after careful medical evaluation of risk/benefit. After application of the mouth, Cortasm is absorbed through the systemic circulation. The use of high doses or prolonged use can cause hipercorticismo suppression, adrenal, development of Candida albicans and retardation in the growth of children and adolescents. If there is not progress in up to 3 weeks of treatment, the same must be discontinued. The safety of the use of Cortasm in children less than 6 years is not established. Use geriatric: Cortasm may be used by elderly patients since observed the care themselves to the use of the medicine. – Drug interactions: the concomitant use of prednisolone or other glucocorticoid for oral use can increase the risk of symptoms of hipercorticismo and acute renal failure. Concomitant use with other immunosuppressive drugs enhances the risk of infections.