What type of steroid is budesonide?
Budesonide (BUD), sold under the brand name Pulmicort among others, is a medication of the corticosteroid type. It is available as an inhaler, pill, nasal spray, and rectal forms. The inhaled form is used in the long-term management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Budesonide is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works directly in the lungs to make breathing easier by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways.
- Budesonide is a locally-acting corticosteroid that is used by veterinarians to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and some types of colitis in cats and dogs. While this medication is not a cure for IBD, it can be highly effective at controlling the symptoms.
- Sandoz launches generic version of Pulmicort Respules® Princeton, New Jersey, July 28, 2015– Sandoz today announced the US market introduction of its budesonide inhalation suspension, a generic version of Pulmicort Respules® (budesonide) inhalation suspension 1 mg strength by AstraZeneca LP.
- Common side effects of Entocort EC include:
- stomach pain,
- thinning of the skin,
- easy bruising,
- runny or stuffy nose,
Budesonide is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Budesonide inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
- Common side effects of budesonide include: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. Dizziness and headache. Upset stomach or stomach pain, gas, and bloating.
- Albuterol is used to prevent and treat difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways).
- Budesonide nasal spray should not be used to treat symptoms (e.g., sneezing, stuffy, runny, itchy nose) caused by the common cold. Budesonide nasal spray is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergy symptoms.
Less serious side effects may include:
- thinning of the skin, easy bruising;
- runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat;
- muscle pain;
- mild nausea, stomach pain, indigestion;
- mild skin rash; or.
- changes in your menstrual periods.
- BRAND NAME(S): Entocort EC. USES: This medication is used to treat certain bowel conditions (such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis). While budesonide does not cure these conditions, it may decrease symptoms such as pain and diarrhea. Budesonide is an anti-inflammatory drug (corticosteroid hormone).
- Budesonide is used to treat an inflammatory bowel disease called Crohn's disease. This medicine works inside the intestine (bowel) to reduce inflammation and symptoms of the disease. Budesonide extended-release tablets are used to help get active mild to moderate ulcerative colitis under control (induce remission).
- While taking budesonide, tell your doctor if you have changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist), high blood pressure, (severe headache, fast or uneven heart rate, blurred vision), or a general ill feeling with headache, tiredness, nausea, and vomiting.
Updated: 18th September 2018