Generic Name - Budesonide
Category - Asthma
Severe asthma, lung diseases
Budesonide is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, and troubled breathing caused by severe asthma and other lung diseases. It belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Budesonide being a steroid, prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Budesonide Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Budesonide is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Budesonide should not be taken by patients who haveany of the following ailment conditions.
High blood pressure
Glaucoma or cataracts
Diabetes or glaucoma
There are a number of medications that interact with Budesonide.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Budesonide,
The usual recommended dosage of Budesonide for Crohn's disease is 9 mg taken once daily in the morning for up to 8 weeks. For recurring episodes of active Crohn's Disease, a repeat 8-week course of Budesonide can be given.
Budesonide Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Budesonide side Effects include bloody or black, tarry stools, confusion, excitement, restlessness, a false sense of well being, eye pain, decreased or blurred vision, fever, sore throat, sneezing, and cough.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Budesonide.
Budesonide and Pregnancy
Because Budesonide is secreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when this drug is administered to a nursing woman. Breast feeding mothers should take the doctor's counsel before going for Budesonide therapy.
Budesonide and Breastfeeding
Studies indicate use of Budesonide by pregnant women is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby.However, do not take Budesonide without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Budesonide and Pediatric
Budesonide passes into breast milk. Hence, do not take Budesonide without first talking to your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
The safety and effectiveness of Budesonide in Geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Budesonide serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.