Budesonide

Description

Budesonide is a corticosteroid which is used to relieve inflammation in conditions like asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. Use with caution in the patients with liver disease. Wash your mouth after inhaling this medicine to prevent infections.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Budesonide

  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Lower back pain
  • Shaking of hands or feet
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Change in vision
  • Dizziness
  • Pain and swelling of joint

Uses of Budesonide

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect can be observed in 5 to 10 hours after an oral dose and 30 minutes after an inhaler.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 11 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    The inhaler is recommended in the pregnant women. The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    The oral form of this medicine is known to excrete through the breastmilk. Therefore, not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The amount of inhaled medicine is excreted in negligible amounts in breastmilk. Therefore, can be used in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Budesonide.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

The inhaler is recommended in the pregnant women. The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

The oral form of this medicine is known to excrete through the breastmilk. Therefore, not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The amount of inhaled medicine is excreted in negligible amounts in breastmilk. Therefore, can be used in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Infections

This medicine will decrease the immune response of the body and increase the risk of infections. This medicine is not recommended in the patients with systemic fungal infection.

Diabetes

This medicine may increase the blood glucose levels and worsen the symptoms of diabetes. Use with caution in the patients with diabetes and dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Impaired liver function

This medicine is not recommended in patients with liver injury. The dose should be reduced based on the clinical condition. The hypothalamic pituitary adrenocortical (HPA) axis function should be monitored in these patients.

Decrease bone density

This medicine may decrease the bone density by decreasing the absorption of calcium. Use with caution in the postmenopausal women due to the risk of developing bone injuries.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Budesonide, 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

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Budesonide as advised by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Rinse your mouth after the inhalation to prevent mouth infections. The inhaler should be washed with water and dried under sunlight. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by binding to the receptors and inhibits the release of chemical substances that cause inflammation.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/21133

DailyMed - Budesonide suspension [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 19 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=9ca16deb-4390-ed45-a584-280da063b205

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 19 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database#searchname

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 19 May 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2/f?./temp/~7B5ce6:1

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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Nov 2017

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