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Generic Name: Budesonide (oral) (oral) bue-DESOH-nide“bue-DES-oh”nide.
The Brand Names are: Ortikos, Tarpeyo, Uceris, and Entocort EC.
Formulas for Dosage: Oral capsule, extended release (6 mg, 9 mg), or delayed release oral capsule (3 mg, 4 mg), etc. Display all three dosage forms.
Classes of Drugs: The glucocorticoids, inhaled corticosteroids.

What is Budesonide?

Entocort, along with Ortikos, is used to treat moderate to mild Crohn's disease in children and adults aged 8 or older that weigh at least 55 pounds (25 kg) or more. The medicines can also be used by adults for up to 3 months in order to prevent symptoms from returning. Uceris is used for treating mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) in adults.

Tarpeyo is used to reduce amounts of protein present in the urinary tract (proteinuria) in people who suffer from kidney disease, known as priming immunoglobulin kidney disease.Budesonide could be used in other ways not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Budesonide

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Budesonide may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately in the event of:

  • The adrenal glands are undergoing an increase in hormones—hunger, weight gain, skin discoloration, swelling, slow healing of wounds, sweating, hair loss, acne, fatigue, mood changes, muscle weakness, missed menstrual cycles, sexual changes.
  • Reduced adrenal gland hormones reduced adrenal gland hormones: nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, loss of appetite, feeling fatigued or lightheaded, muscular or joint discomfort, skin discoloration, desire for salty food.
  • Symptoms of signs of infection Symptoms of infection include fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, abnormal tiredness, or loss of appetite. bleeding or bruising.

Budesonide may affect the growth of children. Consult your physician if your child isn't growing as normal with Budesonide.

Common negative side effects of budesonide include:

  • Headache, dizziness.
  • Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, gas, and constipation.
  • Fatigue.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Back pain, muscle cramps, joint pains.
  • Swelling of the lower legs, face, ankles, and feet.
  • Discomfort and burning sensations during urination.
  • Acne.
  • More hair or make it thicker on your face and body.
  • Symptoms of a cold like nasal stuffiness, sneezing, a sore throat.
  • Reduced hormones of the adrenal glands.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Only use according to the directions. Talk to your doctor if you are taking other medicines or suffer from any other medical condition or allergies.

Before you take this drug.

Budesonide is not a good choice when you have an allergy to it.

Speak to your doctor if you have ever had:

  • Tuberculosis.

  • Any kind of infection that is caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus, particularly those that cause chickenpox and measles.
  • High blood pressure.
  • A deficient immune system (caused by illness or taking certain medications).
  • Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density.
  • A stomach ulcer.
  • Eczema.

  • Plan to undergo the operation.
  • Any allergies.
  • Diabetes, cataracts, diabetes, or glaucoma (in either you or a member of your family).
  • The liver condition.

Steroids may weaken the immune system, which makes it more likely for you to contract an infection or worsen an existing infection you are already suffering from. Inform your doctor of any infection or illness you have suffered from in the last few weeks. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning on becoming pregnant, if you plan to breastfeed, or if you are planning to. Do not administer budesonide to children to treat any illness that hasn't been examined by your doctor.

How to take Budesonide?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and also read the medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed. Take Budesonide at the beginning of your day with a full cup of fluid. Budesonide can be taken without or with food.You should take Tarpeyo in the early morning, preferably 1 hour prior to eating.

It is not recommended to stop taking Budesonide abruptly. Follow the instructions of your physician about increasing your dosage.Do not stop taking Tarpeyo without consulting your physician. Inform your doctor if your medication isn't working as it should.Do not crush, break, disintegrate, or crush the tablet or capsule made of Uceris, Tarpeyo, or Ortikos. Take it in whole. If you're unable to take an Entocort capsule in its entirety, you can open it and mix the medication with applesauce. Take the mixture in a rapid manner without chewing, and then consume a full cup of filtered water.

The dosage you require could change if you are undergoing surgery, sick, or under stress. Do not alter your dosages or schedule of medication without obtaining the advice of your physician. If you're taking budesonide over a long period of time, you might require regular medical tests. Contact your physician if your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse. Keep tightly sealed in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the medication as soon as possible. However, do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Avoid taking two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Long-term use or high doses of steroid medications can cause skin thinning, easily bruising, changes in the body's fat (especially on your neck, face, back, waist, and face), a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual disorders, impotence, or a decrease in desire to have sexual activity.

What should be avoided?

Grapefruit could be in contact with budesonide, which can cause adverse effects. Avoid consuming grapefruit products. Avoid being around those with illnesses or who suffer from illnesses. Contact your doctor for treatment to prevent infection when you've been exposed to measles or chickenpox. These illnesses can be very serious and even fatal for those who are taking budesonide.

Interaction with other drugs

There are times when it's not safe to use certain medications in conjunction with other medications. Certain medications can alter your blood levels and the other drugs you take, which could cause more side effects or make the medications less effective. Speak with a pharmacist or doctor before taking budesonide along with other medications, particularly:

  • Acid-reducing stomach products.

This list is not exhaustive. Other drugs can interact with budesonide, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are included here.



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