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Name of the generic: budesonide (oral) (oral) bue-DESOH-nide“bue-DES-oh”nide
Drug class: glucocorticoids

What is Tarpeyo?

Tarpeyo (budesonide) is part of the class of medicines known as corticosteroids. Budesonide helps to reduce the inflammation (swelling) within the kidneys of those suffering from kidney disease. Tarpeyo is a prescription medication that is used to reduce the amount of protein found in urine (proteinuria) in patients suffering from primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (a kidney disease that affects some individuals when too much immunoglobulin A is accumulated in the kidneys, causing inflammation). It isn't clear whether Tarpeyo is secure and efficient for children.


Use Tarpeyo only when directed. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the other prescription and nonprescription drugs, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and herbal supplements you're taking or are planning to use. Make sure to include all of them: cyclosporine, ketoconazole, and erythromycin, as well as indinavir, itraconazole, ritonavir, and saquinavir.

Your doctor might need to adjust the doses of your medication or observe your reaction to negative side effects. A variety of other medications could interfere with budesonide, so make sure you inform your doctor about all medications you're taking, regardless of whether they aren't listed in the list above.

Before you start taking this medicine

You shouldn't make use of Tarpeyo when you have an allergy to budesonide or one of the components that are contained in Tarpeyo delay-release capsules.

To be sure Tarpeyo is suitable for you, ask your doctor if you have ever experienced:

  • Tuberculosis;
  • Any type of ilness caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungus, particularly chickenpox and measles;
  • Hypertension;
  • An insufficient immune system (caused by illness or the use of certain medicines);
  • Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
  • A stomach ulcer;
  • Eczema;
  • In the future, you may opt to undergo an operation.
  • Any allergies
  • Cataracts, diabetes, and the condition known as glaucoma (in either you or your family members) or
  • Liver disease.

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. Discuss with your doctor any infection or illness you have suffered from in the last few weeks. Consult your doctor if you are expecting or planning on becoming pregnant, nursing, or planning to breastfeed.

Do not apply Tarpeyo to your child to treat any illness that hasn't been examined by a doctor.

How to take Tarpeyo?

Use Tarpeyo exactly as directed by your physician. Follow all instructions on the label of your prescription and study all medication guides or instruction sheets. Tarpeyo delayed-release capsules must be taken whole in the morning, at least an hour before the meal. Don't crush, break, or dissolve a Tarpeyo capsule. Inhale the capsule whole.

Do not stop taking Tarpeyo abruptly. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding tapering your dosage. Do not stop taking Tarpeyo without consulting your physician. Inform your doctor if your medication isn't working as it should.

Your dosage requirements might change if you have surgery, are sick, or are under stress. Don't alter your dosages or your medication schedule unless you receive guidance from your doctor.

If you use this medicine in the long term, you may require regular medical examinations. Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse. Close tightly in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture.

Details on dosage

The recommended therapy duration is 9 months. This includes the dose of 16 mg taken orally every day. If you decide to stop therapy, lower the dosage to 8 mg once a day during the final two weeks of treatment.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but do not take any missed doses if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Long-term or high-dose use of steroid medication could cause thinning of the skin, easily bruising, changes in the body's fat (especially on the neck, face, back, waist, and face), a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual activity.

Avoid this

Grapefruit could interact with budesonide and trigger adverse effects. Avoid consuming grapefruit products. Beware of those with illnesses or suffering from illnesses. Contact your doctor for treatment to prevent infection when you've been exposed to measles or chickenpox. These diseases can be severe and even fatal for those who are taking Tarpeyo.

Side effects of Tarpeyo

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you show symptoms of an allergy reaction. Tarpeyo: hives; breathing difficulties; and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Tarpeyo could cause severe adverse consequences. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Higher adrenal gland hormones such as hunger and swelling, weight gain, skin discoloration, slow wound healing, acne, sweating, more body hair, fatigue, mood swings, muscle weakness, missed menstrual periods, and changes in sexual activity;
  • Diminished hormones in the adrenal glands reduced adrenal gland hormones nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, lack of appetite, being light-headed or tired, muscle or joint discomfort, skin discoloration desire for salty food or
  • Symptoms of symptoms of symptoms of infection: fever symptoms of infection: chills painful throat, body aches, strange fatigue, loss of appetite, bleeding, or bruising.

Budesonide can cause growth problems in children. Inform your doctor if your child isn't growing at a normal pace during treatment with this drug.

Common Tarpeyo advers reactions could 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 limbs, ankles, feet, and face;
  • Burning and pain after you urinate;
  • Acne;
  • More hair or make it thicker on your face and body;
  • Signs of a cold like a stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat, or
  • Lower levels of hormones in the adrenal gland.

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

It is sometimes not safe to take certain medications in conjunction with other medications. Certain drugs may affect the blood levels and the other drugs that you are taking, which can create side effects or render the medication less effective.

Speak with a pharmacist or doctor prior to taking Tarpeyo alongside any other medication, particularly:

  • Reducers of stomach acids

This list isn't exhaustive. Other drugs can be incompatible with budesonide, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs, which are listed here.




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