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Budez OD Tablet ER

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Budez OD Tablet ER belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used to treat moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. It helps relieve pain and inflammation caused by the condition.

Budez OD Tablet ER may be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. Take it regularly and at the same time each day for maximum benefits. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable only after a few days, so continue taking even until you finish the dose.

The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, nausea, back pain, dizziness, indigestion, and flatulence. You may also experience other side effects, talk to your doctor if you are worried about them.

Before taking Budez OD Tablet ER, you should tell your doctor if you have tuberculosis, any infections in your mouth or lungs, or liver disease. While taking it you may be more at risk of getting infections so stay away from people with colds and flu. If you use Budez OD Tablet ER for a long time it may cause weak bones (osteoporosis) and damage to your eyes (glaucoma or cataracts). You might need tests for bone density and eye pressure. Ask your doctor whether it is safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Budez Tablet ER

Benefits of Budez Tablet ER

In Treatment of Moderate to Severe Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large intestine (colon) and rectum in which the lining of the bowel becomes red and swollen. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea and abdominal pain. It relieves these symptoms and also helps you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. You should drink plenty of fluids while taking on treatment with this medicine to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Budez Tablet ER

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Budez

  • Headache
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence

How to use Budez Tablet ER

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Budez OD Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Budez Tablet ER works

Budez OD Tablet ER is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that cause the inner surface of the large intestine (colon and rectum) to become ulcerated and inflamed (swollen) resulting in pain.

Safety advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Budez OD Tablet ER.
Budez OD Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Budez OD Tablet ER is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Budez OD Tablet ER does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Budez OD Tablet ER is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Budez OD Tablet ER may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Budez OD Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Budez OD Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Budez OD Tablet ER is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease as the data available in these patients is very limited.

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Chemical Class
Inhalational Corticosteriods
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Inhalational Corticosteriods

Interaction with drugs

Taking Budez with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako
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Brand(s): Hospicin B, Amfocare, Amphocil
Brand(s): Natnox

Patient concerns

I m suffering from ulcerative colitis diagnosed since June 2013. Currently using vegaz od 1200mgX3 alongwith calcium n folicacid. During last may 2015 I had flareup and medicated with Budez cr tab and hydrocirtisone enema. Now again after one yr bleeding occurs What shd I do. Whether there is any other risk is dere
Needs evaluation for further treatment Will require assessment by gastroenterologist
Is there any medicine for ulcerative colitis
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Hi ulcerative colitis can be managed by diet control & some ayurvedic medicine .


Q. Is Budez OD Tablet ER effective?

Budez OD Tablet ER is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Budez OD Tablet ER too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Does Budez OD Tablet ER raise blood sugar?

If you are taking Budez OD Tablet ER orally, your blood sugar levels may increase. However, in rare cases, there could be an increase in the blood sugar levels when Budez OD Tablet ER is used as an inhaler and in very high doses for a very long time.

Q. Does Budez OD Tablet ER cause bone loss?

Budez OD Tablet ER being a steroid tends to decrease bone density, but this is usually seen in patients who take Budez OD Tablet ER in high doses and for a very long time. Take Budez OD Tablet ER as per the doctor’s advice to decrease the chances of developing decreased bone density.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Budez OD Tablet ER?

If you forget a dose of Budez OD Tablet ER, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Does Budez OD Tablet ER weaken the immune system?

Budez OD Tablet ER may weaken the immune system; however, it is more common in people who take Budez OD Tablet ER orally (tablet or capsule).

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