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Common Side Effects

Budesonide ER has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of short-term (up to eight weeks) use included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 14.6 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 5.1 percent
  • Upper abdominal (stomach) pain -- up to 3.9 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 3.1 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 2 percent to 3 percent of people, included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the budesonide ER side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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