Budesonide Capsules for Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

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Budesonide Capsules (Budez CR Capsules) are used to treat patients with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease affecting the ileum and/or the ascending colon. It can also be used to treat acute attacks.

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Budesonide Capsules for Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

  1. 1. Generic Budesonide Capsules Budesonide Capsules (Budez CR Capsules) are used to treat patients with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease affecting the ileum and/or the ascending colon. It can also be used to treat acute attacks. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the bowel. It mainly affects the small bowel and the first part of the large bowel and causes symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhoea and fever. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Generic Budesonide Capsules Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Generic Budesonide Capsules Active Ingredient The active pharmaceutical ingredients contained in Budez CR capsules is Budesonide. Each 3 mg capsule contains 3 mg of the active ingredient Budesonide. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Generic Budesonide Capsules Recommended Adult Dosage The recommended dosage of Generic Budesonide capsules (Budez CR) is given below: ➔Budez CR capsules should be swallowed whole with water. The recommended daily adult dose of Budesonide capsules for induction of remission is 9 mg, administered once daily for up to eight weeks. The capsules should be taken in the morning before breakfast. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Generic Budesonide Capsules Contraindications Budesonide Capsules are contraindicated in patients with the following conditions: ➔Known hypersensitivity to Budesonide or any inactive component of this medication. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Generic Budesonide Capsules Side Effects of Budesonide Capsules The most common side effects of Budesonide capsules are headache, respiratory infection, nausea, back pain, dyspepsia, dizziness, abdominal pain, flatulence,vomiting, fatigue, pain and symptoms of hypercorticism. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Generic Budesonide Capsules Warnings And Precautions ➔Use Budesonide capsules with caution in patients with infections, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer, glaucoma or cataracts, or with a family history of diabetes or glaucoma, or with any other condition where glucocorticosteroids may have unwanted effects. ➔Replacement of systemic glucocorticosteroids with Budesonide capsules (enteric coated) may unmask allergies, e.g., rhinitis and eczema, which were previously controlled by the systemic drug. ➔If treatment with inhibitors of CYP3A4 activity (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir, erythromycin, etc.) is indicated, reduction of the Budesonide dose should be considered. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Generic Budesonide Capsules Warnings And Precautions ➔Budesonide, like other corticosteroids, is secreted in human milk. As the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from Budesonide capsules, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue Budesonide capsules, taking into account the clinical importance of Budesonide capsules to the mother. ➔When Budesonide oral capsules are used chronically, systemic glucocorticosteroid effects such as hypercorticism and adrenal suppression may occur. ➔Reduced liver function affects the elimination of glucocorticosteroids, and increased systemic availability of Budesonide oral has been demonstrated in patients with liver cirrhosis. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Generic Budesonide Capsules Overdose Symptoms Reports of acute toxicity and/or death following overdosage of glucocorticosteroids are rare. Thus, acute overdosage with Budesonide capsules (Budez CR Capsules), even in excessive doses, is not expected to be a clinical problem. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Generic Budesonide Capsules Overdose Treatment In the event of acute overdosage of Budesonide oral capsules, no specific antidote is available. Treatment consists of immediate gastric lavage or emesis followed by supportive and symptomatic therapy. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Generic Budesonide Capsules Budez CR Capsules Manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., India For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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