Entocort (Budesonide) is a steroid which reduces inflammation and swelling within your digestive tract. Budesonide is used to treat mild to moderate Crohn’s disease which is an inflammatory bowel disease involving the body attacking the digestive tract lining causing pain, diarrhea, weight loss and fever. Budesonide may also be prescribed to treat other bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis.
Budesonide reduces inflammation, swelling, pain, diarrhea and other symptoms of Crohn’s disease inside the intestines and bowels and works by decreasing the body’s natural defense or immune response. Budesonide does not cure these conditions but does decrease the symptoms of bowel diseases.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common budesonide side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Entocort side effects:
Q: What is the Entocort generic alternative called?
A: Generic Entocort is known as budesonide and both brand name and generic medicines come in 3mg strength. Generic Entocort may offer you even better savings on the price of your medication.
Q: What are the side effects of budesonide?
A: Common side effects include nausea, stomach pain, bloating, constipation, gas headaches, tiredness, acne or cold symptoms.
Q: What is the strength of Entocort?
A: Entocort and the generic budesonide come in 3mg strength.