What is Budesonide?

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Budesonide is a corticosteroid. Intranasal it is used for symptoms of seasonal or perennial rhinitis. Nebulizer or inhalation delivery is used for maintenance and prophylactic treatment of asthma. The oral capsule is used to treat active Crohn's disease (CD) or to maintain remission of CD.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 166 62
Crohn's disease 95 51
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 48 24
Microscopic colitis 27 22
Cystic fibrosis 24 4

Show all 54 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 14
Moderate 22
Mild 31
None 123

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Budesonide

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 5
Weight gain 5
Sore throat 4
Anxious mood 3
Headaches 3
Mood swings 3

Show all 68 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Budesonide

Dosage Patients
9 mg daily 12
3 mg daily 5
3 mg three times daily 4
0.5 mg daily 2
0.5 mg/2 mL twice daily 2
0.5 mg twice daily 2
2 other twice daily 2
6 mg daily 2
32 mcg daily 2
180 mcg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Budesonide

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 63
Did not seem to work 58
Course of treatment ended 37
Other 31
Side effects too severe 23
Expense 11
Change in health plan coverage 9
Personal research 7
See all 183 patients who've stopped taking Budesonide

Duration

Currently taking Budesonide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Budesonide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 38
1 - 6 months 39
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 10
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 133
Usually 35
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 125
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 1
$50-99 12
$25-49 14
< $25 63
Not specified 93

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Budesonide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prednisone (Deltasone) 6
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 3
Prednisolone (Panafcortelone) 3
Adalimumab (Humira) 2
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 2

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Budesonide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 4
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 3
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 3
Azathioprine (Imuran) 2
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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9 patient evaluations for Budesonide

Dec 15, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 0.5 mg/2 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I experience dry mouth and sleeiness
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 0.5 mg/2 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: I've experienced dry mouth
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2011 (Started Mar 08, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.032 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Didn't work for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 14, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This didn't work for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I wasn't on it long enough to properly evaluate it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This didn't do me any good.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I honestly don't remember anything about this drug. Sorry.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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