Uceris (Budesonide)

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Budesonide (Generic alternate to Uceris) Generic

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Uceris is a prescription corticosteroid medication used to treat active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis that extends from the rectum to the large intestine. It contains the active ingredient budesonide and is available in extended-release tablets and rectal foam formulations.

Uceris works by reducing inflammation in the colon and rectum. It is important to follow the dosing instructions provided by your doctor and report any side effects to your healthcare provider. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Uses and Dosage

Uceris is available as an extended-release tablet and should be taken by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, typically once daily in the morning. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Do not chew or crush the tablet, as this can increase side effects risk by releasing all the drug at once.

Follow the dosage and length of treatment prescribed by your healthcare provider, as they may vary depending on your medical condition and response to treatment.

While taking Uceris, avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice as it can increase the chance of side effects with the medication. If you are regularly taking a different corticosteroid by mouth, such as prednisone, do not stop taking it unless directed by your doctor, as certain conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your doctor may slowly lower the dose of your old medication after you begin taking budesonide to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

To get the most benefit from Uceris, use it regularly at the same time every day. Do not increase your dose or use the drug more often or for longer than prescribed, as this may increase your risk of side effects.

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor, as some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. If you experience any withdrawal symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, or dizziness, inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Uceris (Budesonide):

  • Acne
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Joint pain
  • Low cortisol levels
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Stomach swelling or bloating
  • Tiredness
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Serious Side Effects of Uceris (Budesonide):

  • Agitation
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Bone pain
  • Changes in vaginal discharge
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Easy bruising
  • Fever
  • Hives
  • Mood changes
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle weakness or pain
  • Puffy face
  • Severe dizziness
  • Slow wound healing
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pain
  • Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
  • Thinning skin
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Unusual hair growth
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Vision problems
  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • White patches in your mouth

Form and Strength

Uceris (Budesonide) is available in the following forms and strength:

Uceris: Extended-Release Tablet

  • 9mg


  • Uceris should be used with caution in patients with liver disease, as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Uceris may also cause a decrease in bone density, particularly in patients who must take the medication for an extended period of time.
  • Patients who use Uceris should avoid exposure to people with chickenpox or measles, as they may be at increased risk of developing a serious infection.
  • Uceris may also interact with other medications, so patients should inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are taking.
  • Patients should also inform their healthcare provider if they are pregnant or nursing, as Uceris may not be safe for use during these times.
  • Uceris may cause an increase in blood pressure, so patients with high blood pressure should use it with caution.
  • Patients with a history of tuberculosis, herpes simplex infections of the eyes, or glaucoma should inform their healthcare provider before using Uceris.
  • Uceris may cause mood changes, such as agitation, anxiety, depression, or even psychotic reactions in some patients.
  • Patients with diabetes should be aware that Uceris may increase blood glucose levels.
  • Uceris may also cause gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long do I need to take budesonide (Uceris)?

Most people typically take budesonide (Uceris) for up to 8 weeks. Your healthcare provider will tell you how long to take the medication based on your symptoms and the severity of your UC (Ulcerative Colitis).

Can I drink alcohol with budesonide (Uceris)?

Both alcohol and corticosteroids, like budesonide (Uceris), can weaken your immune system. This can lead to a greater risk of infections.

Can you take UCERIS at night?

Use Uceris as a foam in the rectum as directed by your doctor, usually in the morning and evening for the first 2 weeks, then once a day in the evening for the next 4 weeks. It is best to use this medication just before bedtime in the evening.

How long does UCERIS stay in your system?

For budesonide, this means the drug will stay in your system for about 10 to 18 hours after your last dose.


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Additional information

Generic name:



Extended Release Tablet



Quantities Available:

30, 90


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