Uceris

(Budesonide)

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Uceris (Budesonide) decreases inflammation from Crohn’s disease.

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Uceris (Budesonide) helps treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, but you can’t take it for long because of its serious side effects.

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Quick facts about Budesonide
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (budesonide)

Upsides

  • Uceris (Budesonide) works for 50-70% of people with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease.
  • Uceris (Budesonide) is preferred over Prednisone for treating people with Crohn’s disease.
  • Causes fewer side effects than other corticosteroids.
  • Low doses of Uceris (Budesonide) can be used for a few weeks or even a few months to achieve remission.
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Downsides

  • Many people decide to stop taking Uceris (Budesonide) because of its side effects.
  • Uceris (Budesonide) isn't recommended for long-term treatment.
  • You can’t drink alcohol while taking Uceris (Budesonide).
  • Taking corticosteroids like Uceris (Budesonide) can make it hard for your body to fight infections.
  • Uceris (Budesonide) can pass into breast milk if you're nursing.
How it works

Uceris (Budesonide) is a corticosteroid. It reduces the inflammation in your intestines by blocking the proteins that trigger inflammation.

Quick facts about Budesonide
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (budesonide)
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Side effect rates for Uceris (Budesonide)

From 231 clinical trials of Budesonide when taken for crohn's disease (3 mg)
  • Bruising easily
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Acne
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Moon face
    3%3%
  • Hirsutism
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Swollen ankles
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Skin striae
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Budesonide.

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Risks and Warnings for Uceris (Budesonide)

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  • Adrenal suppression leading to adrenal crisis can occur when taking Uceris (Budesonide). Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extremely low energy, and depression. Changes in your Uceris (Budesonide) dose need to be done slowly over time. Talk to your doctor before you make any changes or stop your medication.

Common concerns from people taking Uceris (Budesonide)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Alcohol
  • You can’t drink alcohol while taking Uceris (Budesonide).
Food
  • Take Uceris (Budesonide) with meals to avoid upsetting your stomach.
Kidneys and liver
  • Adrenal suppression leading to adrenal crisis can occur when taking Uceris (Budesonide). Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extremely low energy, and depression. Changes in your Uceris (Budesonide) dose need to be done slowly over time. Talk to your doctor before you make any changes or stop your medication.
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