The digestive system of human beings is a complex combination of a lot of organs and it is absolutely essential that all of the organs are in good shape and that is only how the process of digestion will take place properly.

However, due to certain reasons such as eating unhealthy food or an internal injury or some kind of an infection, sometimes there is an inflammation in the digestive tract.

Once there is some kind of inflammation in the organs of the digestive system, then the person might experience the following things.

  1. Abdominal Pain
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Contractions and Irritation

This is for sure not an ideal condition as the patient is in a lot of discomfort.

The inflammation might take place at the site of colon (Lining of the large Intestine) as well and that is called Ulcerative Colitis.

Along with the inflammation, it might also cause Irritation and ulcers as well.

Budesonide although does not cure these problems fully but it is quite helpful for fighting against the Abdominal pain as well as diarrhea.

In this article, we will have a look at the different important aspects of Budesonide and also look at its side effects as well as the different precautionary measures that need to be taken care of.

How Does It Work?

This drug belongs to the category of Anti inflammatory drugs and as it is evident from the name of its category that it stops inflammation in the body.

Moreover, it reduces the immune system’s response as well that helps to deal with the raging situation.

How Is It Used?

Before understanding how this medicine is used, we need to be aware of the different forms that this medicine is available in.

Basically, this is an oral medicine but it may come in the following forms.

  1. Extended Release Tablets
  2. Delayed Release Tablets
  3. Capsules

The extended release tablets should not be split and must be swallowed as a whole with a lot of water.

However, if you feel issues with the swallowing of Delayed Release Tablets or the Extended Release capsules, then on the instructions of your doctor you can use them in powdered form as well under special conditions.

Mostly the extended release tablets are prescribed and they should be swallowed by mouth using water.


The dosage depends on the level of your health and it should be decided and prescribed by a registered medical practitioner.

You should never start taking this medicine or stop taking this medicine on your own.

Side Effects

  1. The patient using this medicine might feel nausea.
  2. Cases of Heartburn are also reported.
  3. In some cases, severe headaches were also noticed.

Precautionary Measures To Take

  1. Share your complete medical history with the Doctor to avoid complications.
  2. If you are allergic to Anti inflammatory drugs then let the doctor know about this issue.
  3. Never stop using this medicine all of a sudden as it can have severe side effects.
  4. Do not drink Grapefruit juice after taking these pills.
  5. Never overdose yourself.