Budesonide EC Drug Information
Budesonide EC (Entocort®) is used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of active Crohn's disease in adults. It is also approved as a continuing treatment of Crohn's disease that has been in remission for three months. Although the medication is not a cure, it is useful for controlling "flares" of the disease.
This prescription medication comes in the form of a capsule. In most cases, it is taken once daily in the morning. Nausea, headaches, and respiratory infections (such as pneumonia) are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
Prior to beginning treatment with budesonide EC, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. Drug interactions are possible, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. In addition, you will need to avoid grapefruit products during treatment.
(For more information on this drug, including how it works and what to do if you miss a dose, click Budesonide EC.)