Albuterol vs Budesonide

Albuterol
(Rx)
Budesonide
(OTC)
Albuterol is an asthma / COPD medication.
Budesonide is an inflammatory bowel agent - glucocorticoid and an asthma / COPD medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Asthma
2.6
Concern level
1.8
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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December 28, 1995
November 18, 2008
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
72,183 Discussions
7,231 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Asthma
#2 for Wheezing
#4 for COPD
#5 for Asthma Attack
Albuterol is prescribed for Asthma, Wheezing and Shortness of Breath and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Asthma
#4 for IBD
#5 for Colitis
#6 for COPD
Budesonide is approved for Crohn's Disease, Asthma, Ulcerative Colitis, IBD and Colitis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Alb
Tiredness
4
Jitteriness
4
Anxiety
4
Shaking
3
Headaches
2
Chest Pain
2
Chest Tightness
2
Weakness
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Cramping
1
Bud
Weight Gain
8
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Fever
2
Diabetes
2
Bronchitis
2
High Blood Pressure
1
Mood Swings
1
Migraines
1
Fistula
1
Sore Throat
1
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Tiredness
Alb
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Jitteriness
Alb
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4
0
Anxiety
Alb
Bud
4
0
Shaking
Alb
Bud
3
0
Headaches
Alb
Bud
2
0
Chest Pain
Alb
Bud
2
0
Chest Tightness
Alb
Bud
2
0
Weakness
Alb
Bud
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Alb
Bud
1
1
Cramping
Alb
Bud
1
0
Weight Gain
Bud
Alb
8
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bud
Alb
3
0
Fever
Bud
Alb
2
0
Diabetes
Bud
Alb
2
0
Bronchitis
Bud
Alb
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Bud
Alb
1
1
Mood Swings
Bud
Alb
1
0
Migraines
Bud
Alb
1
0
Fistula
Bud
Alb
1
0
Sore Throat
Bud
Alb
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Albuterol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Budesonide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Albuterol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Inhalation, Nasal Spray, Rectal Foam
Dosages
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Solution: 2.5 mg /3 mL (0.083 %), 2.5 mg/0.5 mL, 0.63 mg/3 mL, 1.25 mg/3 mL, 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, 8 mg (OSM)
Aerosol: 90 mcg/actuation
Capsule: 200 mcg
Syrup: 2 mg/5 mL
Aerosol: 32 mcg/actuation, 90 mcg/actuation, 180 mcg/actuation, 200 mcg/actuation
Suspension: 0.25 mg/2 mL, 0.5 mg/2 mL, 1 mg/2 mL
: 9 mg
Capsule: 3 mg
Foam: 2 mg/actuation
Spray: 32 mcg/actuation
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Albuterol
Budesonide, Budesonide Micronized
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Albuterol and Budesonide: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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