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General Information on Budesonide

Generic Name : Budesonide

Pronunciation : bue-DES-oh-nide

Latest prescription information about Budesonide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics

Why is Budesonide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and also for breathing trouble.  It decreases the irritation and swelling of the lung.

When should Budesonide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to people with acute episodes of asthma, asthma attack, who are taking mifepristone, hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Budesonide?

Adult: PO- Inflammatory bowel disease Active: 9 mg/day, up to 8 week. Maintenance: 6 mg once daily, up to 3 months. Inhalation Asthma As metered dose inhaler: 400 mcg/day in 2 divided doses, up to 1.6 mg/day in severe cases. Maintenance: 200-400 mcg/day.

How should Budesonide be taken?

It is available in the form of capsule, suspension, powder, inhaler, nasal spray to be administered orally.

What are the warnings and precautions for Budesonide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of tuberculosis, infections, diabetes, increased eye pressure, high blood pressure, weak bones, stomach ulcer, who are taking other medications, bleeding problems, cataracts, or liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Patient may develop with extreme tiredness or weakness, if it is so consult with your doctor.

• Do not stop this medication without your healthcare provider’s advice.

• Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

• If condition worsens, contact your doctor.

What are the side effects of Budesonide?

•  Body as a Whole: Allergic reaction, chest pain, fatigue, flu-like disorder external ear infection and infection.
•  Respiratory: Respiratory Infection, abnormal breathing sound, inflammation of nose and cough.
•  Gastrointestinal: Inflammation of stomach/intestine, loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
•  Eye and ENT: Ear infection and inflammation/infection of eye.
•  Blood: Nosebleed and bruising.
•  Skin : Rash, itching, redness and pimples.
•  Central Nervous System: Emotional lability, headache, dizziness and drowsiness.
•  Musculoskeletal : Fracture and muscle pain.

What are the other precautions for Budesonide?

Patient may develop with increased risk of infections, use proper methods to prevent spread of such infections.

What are the storage conditions for Budesonide?

Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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