Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Entocort EC
  2. Uceris

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Pulmicort
  2. Pulmicort Spacer

Descriptions


Budesonide is used to treat an inflammatory bowel disease called Crohn's disease. This medicine works inside the intestine (bowel) to reduce inflammation and symptoms of the disease. It also helps keep the symptoms of Crohn's disease from coming back. Budesonide is a steroid (cortisone-like) medicine.

Budesonide extended-release tablets are used to help get active mild to moderate ulcerative colitis under control (induce remission).

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule, Delayed Release
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Capsule, Extended Release