Pulmicort (Budesonide)–Information, Dosage, Cost Without Insurance

March 1, 2021

Budesonide is an anti-inflammatory drug, used for calming inflammation when the body’s own immune system causes havoc in the body. When inhaled as Pulmicort this corticosteroid (mimicking the hormone cortisone) is effective against asthma, helping to open air passages and ease breathing. When taken in oral form budesonide is used to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, inflammatory diseases of the colon.

Dose of Budesonide

Pulmicort (budesonide) 0.5mg inhaled once or twice daily for asthma. Budesonide capsules 6 to 9mg per day for ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.

Common Side Effects:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating, flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness
  • Joint pain
  • Acne
  • Runny or stuffy nose, sneezing
  • Sore throat

Cost of Pulmicort (Budesonide)

The price of budesonide ranges from $81.00 to $216.00 for a bottle of 90 capsules, strength 3mg, with a coupon. To find the least expensive pharmacy that sells budesonide near you, and to download a coupon, click here.

Where Can I Get a Pulmicort Prescription?

Budesonide must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your asthma or inflammatory bowel disease remotely by telemedicine and prescribe Pulmicort online.