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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.
- Not had chickenpox or the measles (or have not been vaccinated against them)
- Tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Intestinal or stomach ulcers
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Uceris and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Uceris and Breastfeeding).