Budesonide

DOSAGE FORMS

Capsule, Suspension, Transdermal

GENERAL

Budesonide is a synthetic corticosteroid used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and certain types of colitis. The most common side effects are increased drinking and urination. Your pet may have more “accidents” and need to go outside or use the litter box more often. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences black tarry stools, blood in the stool, muscle loss, weakness, thin skin, a poor hair coat, or a “pot-belly” while being treated with budesonide. There is an increased risk of stomach ulcers if used with other corticosteroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, carprofen (Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), or etodolac (EtoGesic). If the pet is on long-term therapy, do not discontinue the drug abruptly, as that could cause vomiting, weakness, collapse, and even sudden death.

SIDE EFFECTS

The most common side effects are increased drinking and urination. Your pet may have more “accidents” and need to go outside or use the litter box more often.

 

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