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Budesonide, Rhinocort, Pulmicort, Entocort


Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid. It is used in the treatment of asthma, non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. Additionally, it is used for inflammatory bowel disease.


corticosteroid, glucocorticod, antiinflammatory


allergic rhinitis, Crohn's disease, laryngotracheobronchitis (croup), rhinitis

Side Effects

cough, dyspepsia, epistaxis, nasal irritation, pharyngitis, wheezing, xerostomia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Licorice may raise levels of corticosteroids, thereby increasing their side effects.

Mixed interactions:

Chromium may help control corticosteroid-induced diabetes.

Positive interactions:

Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium and Vitamin D may help reduce the side effect of osteoporosis associated with corticosteroids.

DHEA may help protect against some of the side effects of corticosteroid use.

Aloe and Licorice topically
Aloe and licorice topically may boost the effects of hydrocortisone against acute inflammation.




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