Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Budesonide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. You may need to take Budesonide for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take Budesonide even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor to do so.
Take Budesonide together with food or immediately after a meal. Swallow the capsule whole, do not crush or chew the capsule.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Budesonide.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Budesonide may lower your defense against infections such as chickenpox and measles. Try to avoid contact with people who are ill with these infections. Alert your doctor if you are exposed to these infections while you are being treated with Budesonide.
Do not receive any vaccinations without first consulting your doctor.
Do not stop taking Budesonide suddenly as this may cause side effects to appear. Your doctor will gradually reduce the dose before stopping it completely.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions:
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- myasthenia gravis (a nerve and muscular disorder)
- tuberculosis (TB)
- thyroid disease
- history of epilepsy (fits or seizures)
- a recent heart attack
- any stomach, liver or kidney problems
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid grapefruit juice.
Why do I need this medicine?
Budesonide is used to treat Crohn's disease, which causes inflammation in the lower digestive tract (bowel). It is known as an inflammatory bowel disease.
Budesonide helps to relieve diarrhoea, stomach cramps and pain commonly experienced by people with Crohn's Disease.
What side effects could I experience?
Budesonide may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, cough, runny nose and tiredness.
Budesonide can also cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Do not take Budesonide with antacids and cholesterol medicines such as colestyramine. These medicines may reduce the effectiveness of Budesonide when taken at the same time. If you must take these medicines, take them at least 2 hours before or after Budesonide.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- diabetes medicines
- antifungal medicines, such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, imidazole
- antibiotics such as doxycycline, troleandomycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, isoniazid
- HIV (AIDS) medicines, such as ritonavir, saquinavir, indinavir
- heart medicines, such as quinidine, verapamil, nicardipine
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.