Budesonide and the brand name Entocort is a steroid that reduces inflammation and swelling within the digestive tract and is prescribed to treat mild to moderate Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease where the body attacks the lining of the digestive tract which can cause pain, diarrhea, weight loss and fever. Entocort may also be prescribed to treat other bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis.
Budesonide works inside the intestines and bowels to reduce inflammation, swelling, pain, diarrhea and other symptoms of Crohn’s disease or other bowel conditions. This medication works by decreasing the body’s natural defense or immune response. While budesonide does not cure these conditions it 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 side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What is the generic alternative for Entocort?
A: The generic alternative to Entocort is known as budesonide. Both brand name and generic medicines come in 3mg strength.
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.