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Budesonide belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids and is mainly used to treat asthma and decrease the severity of asthma attacks. It is a potent anti-inflammatory drug. It is commercially available in oral formulations like capsules, tablets, suspensions, and powders for oral inhalation.


Asthma, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing in asthma, and allergies.


Dosage varies depending on the form and indication. It is typically administered as directed by a healthcare professional.


Hypersensitivity reactions, hypertension, osteoporosis, T.B. (tuberculosis), anxiety, depression, and glaucoma.

Special Precautions

-Use with caution in patients with tuberculosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, or immune system disorders. -Long-term use may increase the risk of adrenal suppression, so it should be tapered gradually when discontinuing. -Avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles if using budesonide, as it may increase susceptibility to these infections. -It is recommended to consult a doctor before using budesonide during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects

Fatigue, muscle pain, dizziness, weight loss, abdominal discomfort, headache, sore throat, vaginal infections, vision impairment, and breathlessness.

Drug Interactions

-Budesonide may interact with certain medications such as ketoconazole, ritonavir, and certain corticosteroids. -Antiplatelet medications like warfarin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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