Information about Budesonide

Budesonide Uses

Budesonide is used in the treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome and asthma.

How Budesonide works

Budesonide is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Budesonide

Headache, Respiratory tract infection, Back pain, Indigestion, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Flatulence, Vomiting, Fatigue, Pain
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Expert advice for Budesonide

  • Budesonide ‘dampens down’ inflammation in the lungs to provide long-term (maintenance) treatment of asthma and prevent disease progression.
  • Budesonide will not work for an ongoing asthma attack. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take it at the same time every day to prevent asthma attacks.
  • Never breathe out into the mouthpiece.
  • Only minuscule amounts of Budesonide may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects such or weight gain are unlikely.

Frequently asked questions for Budesonide

Budesonide

Q. Is Budesonide effective?

Budesonide 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 Budesonide too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Does Budesonide raise blood sugar?

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

Q. Does Budesonide cause bone loss?

Budesonide being a steroid tends to decrease bone density, but this is usually seen in patients who take Budesonide in high doses and for a very long time. Take Budesonide 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 Budesonide?

If you forget a dose of Budesonide, 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 Budesonide weaken the immune system?

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

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