Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Entocort EC
  2. Eohilia
  3. Ortikos
  4. Uceris

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Pulmicort
  2. Pulmicort Spacer


Budesonide is used to treat mild to moderate active Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease. This medicine works inside the intestines (bowels) 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).

Budesonide delayed-release capsules are used to reduce levels of protein in the urine (proteinuria) in patients who have a kidney disease called primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), who are at risk of progressing.

Budesonide oral liquid is used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus).

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

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

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

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