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Budesonide ER Side Effects

Some of budesonide ER's common side effects include nausea, fatigue, and headaches. This prescription medication is also associated with potentially serious reactions, such as severe infections, steroid toxicity, and allergic reactions. If you are taking this medicine, notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop anything that does not seem right.

An Introduction to Side Effects With Budesonide ER

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

Budesonide ER Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of budesonide ER are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Frequent or severe infections of any type
  • Signs of steroid toxicity, such as:
    • Acne
    • Easy bruising
    • Swollen, rounded 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:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

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