From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Pulmicort®, or budesonide, is a prescription medication that doctors is prescribe to ease the breathing difficulties caused by asthma and other lung diseases, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Pulmicort® comes in the form of a "Flexhaler" inhaler and as respules for use with a a jet nebulizer machine hooked up to an air compressor. 
Pulmicort® coupons and free samples can help offset the cost of Pulmicort® prescriptions. Printable drug coupons, discounts, and other free Pulmicort® offers may be available online from the manufacturer (AstraZeneca), or from doctor's offices. In addition, patient assistance programs may be able to cover some or all of the cost of Pulmicort® for patients who would otherwise be unable to afford it.
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|Brand name for||Budesonide|
|Alternate brand name||Spirocort|
|Used to treat||Wheezing, shortness of breath, and other breathing issues caused by respiratory system diseases, including asthma and COPD|
|Side effects Include||Nose and throat irritation, nasal congestion, upper respiratory infection|
|Administration||Inhaler, respules |
|Types of coupons||Prescription savings and patient assistance programs|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
Pulmicort® is a corticosteroid which is administered by using either an inhaler or a nebulizer. Pulmicort® is for use by adults and children over the age of 6. The drug is sold under the brand names Pulmicort Respules® (suspension for use in a nebulizer), Pulmicort Turbuhaler® (a dry powder inhaler), and Pulmicort® pMDI (a pressurized metered dose inhaler).
The Pulmicort Flexhaler® contains minute amounts of lactose, and may cause allergies in those with serious milk protein allergies. It will not, however, adversely affect patients who are lactose intolerant.
Pulmicort Patient Assistance Programs and Coupons
Pulmicort® coupons are rare, but may sometimes be obtained through the Pulmicort® website or by requesting them from a physician.
Patients who have no health insurance or who are enrolled in Medicare Part D may qualify for one of AstraZenec's AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings Programs. These programs provide help to people who are having trouble affording their medications, and Pulmicort® is among their covered drugs. Requirements are as follows:
- AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for people without insurance: This program is for patients with no prescription drug coverage and who earn less than $30,000 per year as singles, $40,000 as a couple, $50,000 as a household of three and $60,000 as a household of four. The phone number for the program is 800-424-3727, and the application process can be started by calling, by applying online or by downloading the application.
- AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings Program for people with Medicare Part D: This program has the same income requirements as the program outlined above, but is for patients who have Medicare Part D prescription coverage. Patients may apply by calling 800-292-6363, by downloading the application or by applying online.