by Sanju 2009-11-20 18:45:26


- Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid for the treatment of asthma, non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis.

- Additionally it is used for Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease).

- It is also sold in combination with formoterol (Oxis) in a single inhaler, under the brand name Symbicort. In Brazil it's marketed by Eurofarma under the brand name Noex.

- It is marketed by AstraZeneca as a nasal inhalant under the brand name Rhinocort (in Denmark, as Rhinosol), as an oral inhalant under the brand name Pulmicort (in Israel, Budicort), and as either an enema or a modified release oral capsule under the brand name Entocort.


Side Effects

Budesonide may cause[1]:

           * nose irritation or burning
           * bleeding or sores in the nose
           * lightheadedness
           * upset stomach
           * cough
           * hoarseness
           * dry mouth
           * rash
           * sore throat
           * bad taste in mouth
           * change in mucus color

In addition the following symptoms should be reported immediately:

           * difficulty breathing or swelling of the face
           * white patches in the throat, mouth, or nose
           * irregular menstrual periods
           * severe acne
           * rarely, behavioral changes—when these do occur, they seem to mostly affect children. For citation, see reference above.

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