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Drug Interactions With Budesonide EC

Certain medicines should be avoided when you are taking budesonide EC. Drug interactions may occur if budesonide EC is combined with certain protease inhibitors, some antibiotics or antifungals, and grapefruit juice. These interactions can increase the level of budesonide EC in your blood, possibly increasing the risk of side effects. To avoid these problems, talk to your healthcare provider about possible drug interactions with budesonide EC that may apply to you.

Drug Interactions With Budesonide: An Introduction

Budesonide EC (Entocort® EC) can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to budesonide EC interactions include:
  • Certain antibiotics or antifungals, including:


    • Clarithromycin (Biaxin®)
    • Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
    • Isoniazid (Nydrazid®)
    • Itraconazole (Sporanox®)
    • Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
    • Miconazole
    • Telithromycin (Ketek®)


  • Grapefruit and grapefruit juice
  • Some protease inhibitors, such as:



Budesonide EC Drug Information

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