Budesonide is an anti-inflammatory drug, commercially known as Budecort.This nasal medication, or by inhalation, is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, such as asthma and allergic rhinitis.Budesonide effect on the bronchi, which greatly reduces inflammatory cells, causing initial relief of allergic symptoms within 10 hours.
Indications of Budesonide
Chronic bronchial asthma; allergic rhinitis; seasonal rhinitis; non-allergic rhinitis;prevention and treatment of nasal polyp.
Side Effects of Budesonide
Headache; sinusitis; inflammation of the throat; respiratory infection; nasal irritation;urticaria; dermatitis; itching.
Contraindications of Budesonide
Pregnancy risk B ; women in the lactation phase; children under 6 years of age;hypersensitive individuals to corticosteroids or to any component of the formula.
How To Use Budesonide
Use by Inhalation
- Inhale 200 to 400 mcg of Budesonide solution once or twice daily. Use the inhaler supplied in the product packaging.
Children (6 years and over)
- Inhale 200 mcg of Budesonide solution 2 times daily.
Adults and children over 12 years
- Apply 100 mcg of Budesonide to each nostril once a day. If necessary, the dose may be increased to 100 mcg, twice daily.
Budesonide is not prescribed to anyone younger than 18 years old, anyone having allergy, or anyone who is breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, make sure you inform your doctor before taking this medicine. Also inform your doctor if you have or have had tuberculosis, a serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, a weak immune system, high blood pressure, cataracts, cirrhosis or other liver disease, stomach ulcer, low bone mineral density, eczema, a personal or family history of diabetes or glaucoma.
There are a few side effects to taking this medicine as an inhaler which may include respiratory infections, cough, and headaches. Common side effects with the pills include vomiting, feeling tired and joint pains. Serious side effects include an increased risk of infection, cataracts and loss of bone strength. Long-term use of the pill form may result in adrenal insufficiency. Stopping the use of the tablet suddenly after long-term use may therefore be dangerous. It is advised to use the inhaler form during pregnancy as it is considered to be a safer option.