Review: could Pulmicort Respules cause Pneumonia?


Pneumonia is found among people who take Pulmicort Respules, especially for people who are female, 2-9 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Albuterol, and have Asthma . We study 1,645 people who have side effects while taking Pulmicort respules from FDA and social media. Among them, 64 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia and more.

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Pulmicort Respules

Pulmicort respules has active ingredients of budesonide. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Pulmicort respules 1,676 users)


Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, thrombocytopenia, weakness (latest reports from 126,781 Pneumonia patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

1,645 people reported to have side effects when taking Pulmicort Respules.
Among them, 64 people (3.89%) have Pneumonia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pulmicort respules cause Pneumonia?

Time on Pulmicort Respules when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort Respules *:

  • female: 54.69 %
  • male: 45.31 %

Age of people who have Pneumonia when taking Pulmicort Respules *:

  • 0-1: 10.2 %
  • 2-9: 38.78 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.04 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.12 %
  • 50-59: 10.2 %
  • 60+: 32.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (25 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (10 people)
  • Pyrexia (8 people)
  • Pneumonia (7 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (19 people)
  • Intal (14 people)
  • Zyrtec (10 people)
  • Singulair (8 people)
  • Xopenex (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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