Budesonide is a steroid medication. It reduces inflammation, and can be used to treat mild to moderate Crohn’s disease. Budesonide has not been approved for use in patients under 18 years old.
Take with full glass of water. Your doctor may change your dosage based on surgery, illness, or stress.
Do not use if you are allergic to budesonide. Inform your doctor of your medical history, especially if you’ve had tuberculosis, a weak immune system, hypertension, eczema, and allergies. Also inform your doctor of other drugs you take, as budesonide can interact with other medications. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant or breast-feed. Avoid grapefruit products and being near people who are sick.
As budesonide can weaken the immune system, inform your doctor if you suspect a new infection. Measles and chickenpox can be fatal to people on steroids. Get emergency help if you suspect an allergic reaction or overdose. Contact your doctor at once if you encounter serious side effects such as: easy bruising, thinning skin, increased acne or facial hair, ankle swelling, lightheadedness, digestion problems, menstrual problems, painful urination, impotence, stretch marks. Other side effects include: headache, digestion issues, fatigue, joint pain, acne, cold symptoms.