Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Budesonide Nasal)
2 0.032mg/inh as needed
0.032 mg daily
400 mcg daily
Currently Taking Budesonide Nasal
6 months-1 year
2 years or more
There are no evaluations for Budesonide Nasal.
What is budesonide nasal?
Budesonide is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Budesonide nasal is used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. Budesonide is also used to keep nasal polyps from coming back after surgery to remove them.
Budesonide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to budesonide.
Before using budesonide, tell your doctor if you have been sick or had an infection of any kind. You may not be able to use budesonide nasal until you are well.
Also tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
glaucoma or cataracts;
herpes simplex virus of your eyes;
tuberculosis or any other infection or illness;
sores or ulcers inside your nose; or
if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether budesonide passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use budesonide nasal without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Steroid medicines can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using budesonide nasal.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water and call your doctor.
Budesonide nasal can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using budesonide nasal.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of budesonide nasal is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Before using budesonide nasal, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
HIV /AIDS medicine such as nelfinavir (Viracept) or ritonavir (Norvir);
an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), troleandomycin (Tao);
an antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
an "SSRI" antidepressant such as fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), or paroxetine (Paxil); or
a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Ascendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil).
This list is not complete and here may be other drugs that can interact with budesonide nasal. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
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