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Budesonide : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Budesonide with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Budesonide is a corticosteroid, prescribed for inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and also for breathing trouble.

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Budesonide Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit: Grapefruit juice can increase the blood levels of budesonide resulting in severe side effects.

Budesonide Interactions with Alcohol

Budesonide taken with alcohol can cause dizziness.
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How to Take the Medication -

Budesonide comes in the form of a capsule to swallow by mouth. It is prescribed to be taken once daily. For better results, take the medicine at the same time each day. Don't crush/chew or split the capsule, but swallow it as a whole and also don't exceed the recommended dose and duration. It is also available for inhalation.
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