Active ingredient: Budesonide

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Budesonide uses

A glucocorticoid used in the management of asthma, the treatment of various skin disorders, and allergic rhinitis.

Indication: For the treatment of mild to moderate active Crohn's disease. Also for the treatment of asthma, non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis.

Budesonide is a synthetic corticosteroid used in Crohn's disease to decrease the symptoms and inflammation associated with the disease, especially at times of flare up. Budesonide has a high topical glucocorticosteroid (GCS) activity and a substantial first pass elimination. The formulation contains granules which are coated to protect dissolution in gastric juice, but which dissolve at pH >5.5, ie, normally when the granules reach the duodenum. Thereafter, a matrix of ethylcellulose with Budesonide controls the release of the drug into the intestinal lumen in a time-dependent manner.


Budesonide available forms, composition, doses:

Aerosol, Metered-Dose; Inhalation; Budesonide 200 mcg / 1 dose
Budesonide 0.25 mg/2ml Suspension 2ml Plastic Container9.07 USD
Budesonide 0.5 mg/2ml Suspension 2ml Plastic Container9.73 USD
Budesonide micronized powder346.5 USD
Capsules; Oral; Budesonide 3 mg
DesOwen 0.05% Lotion 118ml Bottle183.17 USD
DesOwen 0.05% Lotion 59ml Bottle123.38 USD
DesOwen Lot w/Cetaphil Cream 0.05% Kit Box255.84 USD
Desowen 0.05% cream2.43 USD
Desowen 0.05% cream kit212.4 USD
Desowen 0.05% ointment kit217.2 USD
Entocort (115 Ml) 2.3 mg/enm Enema8.93 USD
Entocort EC 3 mg 24 Hour Capsule13.86 USD
Entocort ec 3 mg capsule12.22 USD
Mylan-Budesonide Aq 100 mcg/dose Metered Dose Spray0.1 USD
Powder, Metered; Inhalation; Budesonide 0.08 mg / dose
Powder, Metered; Inhalation; Budesonide 0.16 mg / dose
Pulmicort 0.25 mg/2 ml respul3.78 USD
Pulmicort 0.25 mg/2ml Suspension 2ml Plastic Container7.85 USD
Pulmicort 0.5 mg/2 ml respule4.45 USD
Pulmicort 0.5 mg/2ml Suspension 2ml Plastic Container9.24 USD
Pulmicort 1 mg/2 ml respule8.89 USD
Pulmicort 180 mcg flexhaler157.06 USD
Pulmicort 90 mcg flexhaler117.29 USD
Pulmicort Flexhaler 180 mcg/act Aerosol Inhaler163.34 USD
Pulmicort Flexhaler 90 mcg/act Aerosol Inhaler121.98 USD
Pulmicort Nebuamp 0.125 mg/ml Suspension0.23 USD
Pulmicort Nebuamp 0.25 mg/ml Suspension0.46 USD
Pulmicort Nebuamp 0.5 mg/ml Suspension0.93 USD
Pulmicort Turbuhaler 100 mcg/dose Metered Inhalation Powder0.17 USD
Pulmicort Turbuhaler 200 mcg/dose Metered Inhalation Powder0.34 USD
Pulmicort Turbuhaler 400 mcg/dose Metered Inhalation Powder0.62 USD
Rhinocort Aqua 32 mcg/act 8.6 gm Bottle111.96 USD
Rhinocort Turbuhaler 100 mcg/dose Metered Dose Aerosol0.13 USD
Rhinocort aqua nasal spray13.93 USD
Spray, Metered-Dose; Nasal; Budesonide 50 mcg / dose
Suspension; Inhalation; Budesonide 0.25 mg / 2 ml
Suspension; Inhalation; Budesonide 0.5 mg / 2 ml
Suspension; Inhalation; Budesonide 0.5 mg / dose
Suspension; Inhalation; Budesonide 1 mg / dose

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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Budesonide?

Depending on the reaction of the Budesonide after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Budesonide not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Budesonide addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.


Review conducted a study on Budesonide, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Budesonide consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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One visitor reported useful

How is the drug Budesonide useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.

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What is the dose of Budesonide drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 501mg-1g. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.

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What is the time duration Budesonide drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say website users needed 3 month to notice the result from using Budesonide drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Budesonide need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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