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People who have ulcerative colitis may benefit from budesonide ER. By decreasing inflammation, the medication can help control flares of this condition without some of the serious side effects of other steroid medications. It comes as a tablet that is taken once daily in the morning for up to eight weeks. Side effects may include respiratory infections, nausea, and headaches.

What Is Budesonide ER?

Budesonide ER (Uceris™) is a prescription medication used to treat ulcerative colitis.
(Click What Is Budesonide ER Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, budesonide ER can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common budesonide ER side effects include:
(Click Budesonide ER Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking budesonide ER if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Budesonide ER to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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