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Uceris Tablets (Budesonide)

Uceris Tablets (Budesonide)

General Information

Uceris Tablets (Budesonide) is used for the treatment of certain bowel conditions like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Though this may not cure these conditions, this may help you lessen the symptoms. Those symptoms are diarrhea and pain.

How does Uceris Tablets (Budesonide) work?

Uceris Tablets (Budesonide) has substantial first-pass elimination and a high topical glucocorticosteroid (GCS) activity. The formulation has budesonide in an extended-release tablet core. The tablet core is enteric coated to protect dissolution in gastric juice which delays budesonide release until exposure in the small intestine. Upon disintegration of the coating, the core matrix provides extended release of budesonide in a time-dependent manner.

Why use Uceris Tablets (Budesonide)?

Uceris Tablets contain Budesonide as an active ingredient. It is a synthetic corticosteroid. It is odorless powder, tasteless, and a white to off-white. It is practically insoluble in water, sparingly soluble in alcohol, and freely soluble in chloroform. This has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How to use Uceris Tablets (Budesonide)?

The recommended dosage for this depends on your condition and response. This is to be taken by mouth usually once a day in the morning. You may take this with or without a meal. Take this with a full glass of water. Do not break or chew it, swallow it as a whole. Use this regularly or as directed by your doctor. Follow the prescription promptly. To avoid complications, do not twice the dose.

What are the side-effects of Uceris Tablets (Budesonide)?

Common side effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Decreased blood cortisol
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Acne
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Mood changes
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)
  • Excess hair growth
  • Stretch marks
  • Flushing

If these get worse, call your doctor or medical help right away.

Warnings and Precautions

  • If you have a history of seizure disorders, use this with caution.
  • Let your doctor know if you have any medical history or current medications.
  • Do not use this if you are allergic or if there are some symptoms of an allergic reaction.
  • Consult your doctor first before using this if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Using corticosteroid medications for a long time can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss.
  • Keep this and your other medicines far from the reach of children.