Budesonide: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking budesonide EC if you have:
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Intestinal or stomach ulcers
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Entocort and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Entocort and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Budesonide EC to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Budesonide Dosing InformationThe dose of budesonide EC your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your Crohn's disease
- Other medical conditions you have
- Other medications you are taking.
As always, do not adjust your budesonide EC dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Budesonide EC Dosing for more information.)