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Side Effects of Budesonide EC

Although most people do not experience any problems while taking budesonide EC, side effects are possible. Clinical studies have shown that the most common side effects of budesonide EC include headaches, respiratory infections, and nausea. In most cases, side effects are minor and are easily treated. However, you should notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious side effects of budesonide EC, such as swelling, rapid weight gain, or signs of an allergic reaction.

Side Effects of Budesonide: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with budesonide EC (Entocort® EC). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with budesonide EC. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of budesonide EC side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Budesonide to Report

There are a number of side effects with budesonide EC that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:


    • Acne
    • Bruising easily
    • A swollen, round face
    • Swollen ankles
    • Increased hair growth (including undesired hair)
    • Fat collection at the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump")
    • Stretch marks 


  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.

Budesonide EC Drug Information

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