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Budecort 3 MG Capsule

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsBudesonide
Description
Budecort 3 MG Capsule is a corticosteroid medicine (medicines that help in reducing pain, swelling, and irritation of the affected part) containing Budesonide. It is used in the treatment of Crohn's disease (a bowel condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestine). Budecort 3 MG Capsule works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in your body that cause swelling and irritation. Budecort 3 MG Capsule may cause side effects like diarrhoea, headache, thrush (a fungal infection), sore throat, cough and hoarse voice. Inform your doctor if these side effects become severe or persist. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it. Budecort 3 MG Capsule is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age unless prescribed by your doctor. Budecort 3 MG Capsule is a prescription medicine. The dose of the medicine and duration of the treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. For the ease of remembering, take it around the same time every day. Even if you see an improvement in your condition, do not stop using it without consulting your doctor. If you discontinue the use of Budecort 3 MG Capsule too soon, your symptoms may relapse. Budecort 3 MG Capsule may interact with other medicines. Inform your doctor about the use of other medicines that you may be using. Also, inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney, heart problems before taking this medicine. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding before using Budecort 3 MG Capsule.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Budecort 3 MG Capsule

  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Lower back pain
  • Involuntary shaking of the body or limbs
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Uses of Budecort 3 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Crohn's Disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken by Budecort 3 MG Capsule to start showing its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Budecort 3 MG Capsule remains active in the body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Budecort 3 MG Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Budecort 3 MG Capsule is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless necessary. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Budecort 3 MG Capsule is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless necessary. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Budecort 3 MG Capsule if you are allergic to it. Allergic reactions are very rare to this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (of your face/tongue/throat), breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Budecort 3 MG Capsule is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless necessary. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Budecort 3 MG Capsule is not recommended for use in breastfeeding unless necessary. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Infections

Budecort 3 MG Capsule will decrease the immunity (defence mechanism) of your body and mask the symptoms of infection. This will increase the risk of secondary infections (that occurs during or after treating an infection). Hence, use this medicine with caution and your doctor's supervision.

Diabetes

Budecort 3 MG Capsule may increase blood sugar levels. Hence, if you have diabetes use this medicine with caution.

Liver disease

Use Budecort 3 MG Capsule with caution if you have liver problems. This medicine is broken down in the liver. An impaired liver may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in your body which may damage the liver further. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function.

Decrease bone density

Budecort 3 MG Capsule may decrease the bone density by reducing calcium absorption. Hence, it should be used with caution due to the risk of developing bone injuries especially if you are a postmenopausal woman.

Candida infection

Use of Budecort 3 MG Capsule for extended periods may cause candida infection (a fungal infection that may affect your mouth, throat and nose). Hence, avoid using it for a long time.

Missed Dose

If you missed a dose of Budecort 3 MG Capsule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose of Budecort 3 MG Capsule.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Ketoconazole

Antihypertensives

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Disease interactions

Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism is a condition caused by prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol (a corticosteroid hormone). Budecort 3 MG Capsule may occasionally cause hyperadrenocorticism symptoms like weight gain, round face, thin arms and legs etc. Hence, do not take this medicine for a long time without consulting your doctor.

Ocular herpes simplex

Ocular herpes infection is a condition of the eye caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) which often leads to blindness. Avoid using Budecort 3 MG Capsule in such a condition as it may increase the risk of damage or perforation in the cornea (protective outer layer of your eyes).
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Budecort 3 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Crohn's disease. Take Budecort 3 MG Capsule before food or as instructed by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects for a long time. Do not stop taking Budecort 3 MG Capsule without consulting your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding before taking Budecort 3 MG Capsule. Keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Budecort 3 MG Capsule works by binding to certain receptors and preventing the release of chemical substances that cause swelling and irritation in the airways.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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