From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Pulmicort® is an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid used in the treatment of bronchial asthma in infants, children and adults. It may also be used to help combat symptoms of COPD.
Free samples of Pulmicort® can help patients save money before purchasing a Pulmicort® prescription, and may be available to healthcare professionals through the drug's manufacturer, AstraZenica. Free drug samples not only allow patients to save money on prescription costs, but also allow them to try out a medication only to find that is not suitable for their needs.
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|Brand name for||Budesonide|
|Generic available||Respules (yes), Turbohalers (no)|
|Uses||Treatment of bronchial asthma|
|Side effects||Swollen tissues of the throat or nasal passages, nose allergies, irritated throat, oral thrush|
|Administration||Inhaler or nebulizer|
|Drug interactions include, but not limited to||Azole antifungals, aldesleukin, azathioprine, chemotherapy, quinolone antibiotics|
|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 prescription medication manufactured by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, and used in the treatment of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. The drug comes in two forms: Pulmicort Respules® (suspension for nebulisation) and Turbohaler® inhaler. Pulmicort® is usually inhaled one or two times each day, and is not intended to relieve sudden asthma attacks as it does not produce an immediate effect. Pulmicort® is only effective if it is used on a regular basis.
Pulmicort® can worsen fungal, viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections.
How to Get Free Drug Samples
How to Get Pulmicort Samples
Patients may inquire with their physicians to find out if any Pulmicort® samples are available. Doctors' offices may be able to contact AstraZenica to request some.
If no samples are available from a physician, qualified patients may be able to get free Pulmicort® from AstraZenica's AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program. There are three arms of the program: one for people who have no insurance, one for those with Medicare Part D, and another for health care clinics and other facilities. It is free to sign up for the program, and patients may get free Pulmicort® for a year. Once the year has passed, they may reapply.
To be eligible, patients must meet certain income requirements. However, these requirements may be waived due to other circumstances, such as job loss or another life-changing event that is not apparent in their income documentation.