Budesonide is commonly used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by orally, asthma, nasal polyp and allergic rhinitis through the inhaler
Budesonide is a corticosteroid. It works by impeding or controlling inflammation through regulation of the rate of protein synthesis and prohibition of the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and fibroblasts. It also reduces capillary permeability and stabilizes lysozyme.
Diabetes Mellitus, Psychiatric Disorder, Osteoporosis, Cushing's syndrome, Headache, Nausea, Insomnia, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Depression, Muscle cramp, Dyspepsia, Diarrhea, Skin reactions
Nasal Budesonide is is not advise to be used with Alcohol as it can cause dizziness.
Animal studies have shown that budesonide is harmful at high exposures. However, there is no data on the usage of budesonide in pregnancy and its adverse effects or risks to the fetus. It should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risk.
There is limited data on whether there is a risk to the baby when using budesonide during breastfeeding. However, budesonide is excreted in breast milk thus it is advisable to avoid its usage unless the benefits exceed the risks.
Budesonide usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Budesonide should be used with caution in patients with renal impairment, dose adjustment must be exercised.
It should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. It is important to adjust the dose before administration and continue to monitor the patient.