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Have you been prescribed Pulmicort Flexhaler medication for asthma and are looking for a cost-effective solution to pay for it? At NiceRx, we may be able to help. 

By working directly with your healthcare provider, we help you to enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications. If successfully enrolled in the program, you could get your Pulmicort Flexhaler for just $49 per month*. We’ll handle the full application process for you, providing easy and affordable access to your medication.

Your monthly Pulmicort Flexhaler cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for assistance you could receive your Pulmicort Flexhaler prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This flat monthly cost should help you make significant savings every month. 

StrengthAvg. monthly price at
a US pharmacy
NiceRx monthly
Monthly savings
with NiceRx
Pulmicort Flexhaler 180mcg 1 inhaler$456.78$49.00$407.78
Pulmicort Flexhaler 90mcg 1 inhaler$369.21$49.00$320.21

Am I eligible for the Pulmicort Flexhaler patient assistance program?

At NiceRx we will assess your potential eligibility for patient assistance programs. We review each Pulmicort Flexhaler assistance program application individually for eligibility. Most programs will, however, consider the following main factors:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Pulmicort Flexhaler patient assistance program? 

Applying for the Pulmicort Flexhaler patient assistance program with NiceRx is easy. Begin by completing your enrollment application online. 

You’ll need to tell us about any medications you’re taking. This includes Pulmicort Flexhaler and anything else you have been prescribed. We’ll also ask for other information that is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication, including details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. 

We will review your application and once we determine if you may be eligible for Pulmicort Flexhaler assistance, we’ll handle the full application process for you. Once enrolled in the Pulmicort Flexhaler patient assistance program, we’ll also request your Pulmicort Flexhaler medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is NiceRx a Pulmicort Flexhaler coupons provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Pulmicort Flexhaler patient assistance program. We are not a Pulmicort Flexhaler coupon, a Pulmicort Flexhaler discount card, or a Pulmicort Flexhaler copay card provider. 

If you’re looking for coupons for Pulmicort Flexhaler or cheap Pulmicort Flexhaler, keep in mind you can likely save more with NiceRx. When obtaining your Pulmicort Flexhaler medication through NiceRx, your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month. This is likely to be much cheaper than printable Pulmicort Flexhaler manufacturer coupons, Pulmicort Flexhaler discounts, rebates, Pulmicort Flexhaler savings cards, trial offers, or Pulmicort Flexhaler samples.

Can NiceRx help me get Pulmicort Flexhaler if I have insurance? 

Yes, we may be able to help you if you have insurance. This applies if your insurance company won’t pay for your Pulmicort Flexhaler medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Apply online to find out more. We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance. 

How much is Pulmicort Flexhaler with insurance?

The cost of Pulmicort Flexhaler depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. Remember, if you’re approved for assistance, you’ll likely save more if you get your Pulmicort Flexhaler medication through NiceRx. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.

How much does Pulmicort Flexhaler cost without insurance?

Pulmicort Flexhaler prices without insurance will vary depending on the dose you buy, and where you buy it from. As a guide, one Pulmicort Flexhaler inhaler will cost between $300 to $700.

What is Pulmicort Flexhaler?

Pulmicort Flexhaler is a medication taken to manage and reduce asthma symptoms in adults and children aged six years and older. There’s no cure for asthma, but you can manage your symptoms with medications like Pulmicort Flexhaler. You typically inhale Pulmicort Flexhaler once a day, at the same time each day (your prescribing doctor may tell you to take it differently). It helps to reduce inflammation in your lungs and airways, giving you long-term relief from your asthma symptoms.

Asthma is an inflammatory disease that affects your lungs and airways. It can cause them to become inflamed and narrowed, which can make it difficult to breathe. Your chest is also likely to feel tight, and you may cough and wheeze. The condition is thought to be caused by a mix of genetics and other factors including poor air quality and pollution and pesticides. Allergens including mold, dust mites, and animal fur and feathers, are all associated with asthma. 

Asthma makes you more prone to bronchospasms, sometimes called asthma attacks; a sudden onset of asthma symptoms caused by a rapid tightening of the muscles in your airways and lungs. An asthma attack can make it very difficult to breathe and, in some cases, can be fatal. 

Pulmicort Flexhaler active ingredients

The active ingredient in Pulmicort Flexhaler is called budesonide. It’s a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. When you inhale Pulmicort Flexhaler, molecules of budesonide attach themselves to areas on the cells inside your airways and lungs called glucocorticoid receptors. This activates the glucocorticoid receptors and triggers a process in your cells that causes anti-inflammatory substances to be made and released. This reduces inflammation and can lessen your asthma symptoms.

Pulmicort Flexhaler side effects & Pulmicort Flexhaler drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Pulmicort Flexhaler include:

  • A runny nose
  • A sore nose
  • A sore throat
  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • An increase in upper respiratory tract infections (nose, throat, and sinuses)
  • An increase in ear infections
  • An increase in stomach infections (gastroenteritis)

In rare instances, Pulmicort Flexhaler can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • A worsening of your asthma
  • Bronchospasms/asthma attacks
  • A higher chance of catching serious infections
  • Your adrenal gland not making enough hormones (adrenal insufficiency)
  • A decrease in mineral bone density
  • Eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts
  • Slowed or delayed growth in children

The following medications can interact with Pulmicort Flexhaler, changing how it works and potentially making some side effects more likely: 

  • Any medications that contain corticosteroids
  • Any anti-seizure medications (anticonvulsants) 
  • Any medications that suppress your immune system (immunosuppressants) 
  • Antifungal medications that contain ketoconazole, like Nizoral
  • Any medications that affect how your liver works

If you’re unsure if you’re taking any of these, take the packaging of all your medications and supplements to your doctor or pharmacist.

Pulmicort Flexhaler warnings & precautions

Pulmicort Flexhaler is used regularly to reduce your asthma symptoms but mustn’t be used to treat a sudden onset of asthma symptoms (bronchospasm). If you have a sudden onset of symptoms, use your rescue inhaler, or any other medication you’ve been given for that situation.

Pulmicort Flexhaler isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take Pulmicort Flexhaler if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient budesonide
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Pulmicort Flexhaler (you can find these listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Have a severe allergy to milk proteins

Pulmicort Flexhaler should not be given to anyone under six years of age

Talk to your doctor before taking Pulmicort Flexhaler if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Pulmicort Flexhaler 
  • Have any allergies
  • Have, or have, had tuberculosis
  • Have, or have, had measles or chickenpox, or have recently been near someone who has
  • Have a current infection
  • Have any liver problems
  • Have a reduced bone mineral density 
  • Have a family history of osteoporosis
  • Smoke or otherwise use tobacco
  • Are planning to have surgery
  • Have any eye problems, including glaucoma or cataracts
  • Are a woman who is going through, or who has gone through, menopause
  • Are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

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