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Active ingredients: budesonide
What it is used for
The induction of remission in adult patients with mild to moderate Crohn's disease affecting the ileum and/or the ascending colon.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A two-piece hard gelatin capsule, size 1 with opaque light grey body and opaque pink cap. The cap has black print CIR 3mg.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient budesonide
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Oral budesonide for treatment of people with active ulcerative colitis | Cochrane
Ulcerative colitis is a debilitating long-term (chronic), inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large bowel. When people with ulcerative colitis are experiencing symptoms which may include bleeding, diarrhoea and abdominal pain, the disease is said to be 'active'; periods when the symptoms stop are called 'remission'. A common initial treatment of ulcerative colitis is oral steroid therapy. Unfortunately, conventional steroids are usually absorbed into the body and cause significant unwanted side-effects. These may include but are not limited to weight gain, diabetes, growth retardation, acne, mood instability, and high blood pressure.
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website