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- Budesonide Capsules
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Budesonide (bue-des-oh-nide) can be useful in treating inflammatory intestinal conditions in dogs and cats. Budesonide is a glucocorticoid (steroid; like prednisone) and reduces inflammation in the intestines, but not very much gets into the blood, so steroid side effects are reduced
- Reduces inflammation
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
This drug should not be used in patients that are allergic to it.
This drug should be used with caution in patients that have GI ulcers, diabetes, active infections, or cataracts.
Food and Drug Interactions
Other drugs can interact with this medication, so be sure to tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what medications (including vitamins, supplements, or herbal therapies) you give your animal
There are no specific precautions required when handling this medication unless you are allergic to it. Wash your hands after handling any medication.
Possible Side Effects
Budesonide has not been used in many dogs or cats, so its side effects are not well known, but it is expected that they would be related to its steroid activity.
Common side effects can include greater appetite, thirst, and need to urinate (in dogs).
Lack of energy, weakness, excessive panting (in dogs).
Changes in skin and hair/coat, weight gain, pot belly"
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
Store in a closed container between temperatures of 68° - 77°F