Budesonide (Systemic, Oral Inhalation)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Budesonide (Systemic, Oral Inhalation)?

(byoo DES oh nide)

• This medicine is used to treat asthma. It may take 2-6 weeks to see the full effect.

• This medicine is used to treat Crohn's disease. It may take 2 months to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Do not run out of this medicine.

• Do not use this medicine to treat an asthma attack.

• Do not take antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Avoid exposure to chickenpox and measles.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider. This medicine can increase blood sugar.

• If you have glaucoma or cataracts, talk with healthcare provider.

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