BUDESONIDE-NASAL BREATH ACTIVATED INHALER (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: It may take 2 to 3 days and up to 2 weeks before the effects of this medication are seen. Maximum benefit results from regular use as prescribed. If no improvement is noted after 3 weeks of continued use, contact your doctor. If nasal passages are blocked, oral steroids or decongestants may be used to open the passages before this medication is started. Each inhaler contains about 200 doses. When a red mark appears in the window under the mouthpiece, there are only 20 doses left. The inhaler is empty when the red mark reaches the lower edge of the window. Once empty, discard the inhaler as it can not be refilled. Inform all your doctors you use, or have used, this medication.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a dry place away from heat and light as directed. Keep out of reach of children.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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