Meda Pharmaceuticals | Budesonide (Medication)
Budesonide is a man-made glucocorticoid steroid related to the naturally-occurring hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone which is produced in the adrenal glands. It is used for treating asthma by inhalation. Glucocorticoid steroids such as cortisol or budesonide have potent anti-inflammatory actions that reduces inflammation and hyper-reactivity (spasm) of the airways caused by asthma. When used as an inhaler, the budesonide goes directly to the inner lining of the inflamed airways to exert its effects….
Budesonide: Side Effects
Inform your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist); increased blood pressure (severe headache, fast or uneven heart rate, blurred vision); or general ill feeling with headache, tiredness, nausea, and vomiting.
Less serious side effects may include: thinning of the skin, easy bruising;
headache; runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat; muscle pain; mild nausea, stomach pain, indigestion; mild skin rash or changes in your menstrual periods….
Inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to budesonide or any other drugs, what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially allergy and asthma medications and vitamins.
Notify your doctor if you have or have ever had tuberculosis, herpes, or other infections. Avoid people with chicken pox or measles because you may be more sensitive to infection.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….