Budesonide is a prescription drug used to treat different inflammation throughout the body. Budesonide is a part of the corticosteroid drug family. The drug treats a wide variety of medical conditions, including Crohn's disease, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.
Budesonide is a drug used in the treatment of Crohn’s disease, a condition characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Budesonide may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber.
Budesonide is used because it belongs to the steroid class of medicines, a class that reduces prostaglandin production in the body, substances which are responsible for the presence of pro-inflammatory mediators.
Budesonide is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include cold-like symptoms (sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing etc.), nausea, and headache. Patients may also experience more severe side effects such as thinning skin, stretch marks, and menstrual difficulties (in women).