Uceris (Budesonide)

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Uceris 9mg

Product of New Zealand
Manufactured by: Cosmo Pharmaceuticals
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Uceris is also marketed as Cortiment
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Cortiment 9mg

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Manufactured by: Ferring Inc.
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Uceris is manufactured by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals and Ferring Inc. and available in a 9mg extended-release tablet. We offer this medication from Canada and New Zealand with an alternative name called Cortiment, with an estimated shipping time of 7-10 business days from Canada and 10-18 business days from New Zealand. Uceris is packaged in boxes of 30 tablets per pack.   To view our low price Uceris medicine and more, click on the dosage box shown above.

Uceris (Budesonide) Medication Information

Uses

Your healthcare provider may prescribe Uceris for the treatment of active ulcerative colitis (UC). Uceris is indicated to induce remission in those experiencing mild to moderate UC.

Common symptoms of UC include diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss, fatigue, constipation, and rectal bleeding. The condition is chronic, and patients experience acute “flares” that can be treated to remission. Once in remission, different medications are used to maintain remission.

The cause of UC is not fully understood, but it is likely related to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. The symptoms of UC are caused by the immune system becoming too active in the large intestine. The lining of the large intestine becomes swollen and inflamed.

Uceris is a glucocorticoid, which is a type of steroid that decreases the activity of the immune system. Uceris is not absorbed into the bloodstream, and it works directly on the inflamed cells of the large intestine. By decreasing inflammation, UC is put into remission, and the symptoms resolve.

Dosage

The usual dosage of Uceris is 9 mg by mouth once daily for up to eight weeks. Take Uceris exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your length of treatment will vary based on the severity of your condition.

Uceris can be taken with or without food.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Uceris may include:

  • Abdominal distension
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Arthralgia
  • Bruise
  • Constipation
  • Decreased cortisol
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Moon face
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Urinary tract infection

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have a history of chronic infection, including viral, bacterial, fungal, or other. Uceris and other glucocorticoids can increase the risk of symptom recurrence.

Long-term use of systemic glucocorticoids can lead to hypercorticism and adrenal suppression. The risk is generally lower with Uceris than other glucocorticoids because it does not absorb well into the bloodstream. However, ask your doctor or pharmacist to review hypercorticism and adrenal suppression.

Interactions

Common drug-drug interactions include:

  • Atazanavir
  • Ceritinib
  • Clarithromycin
  • Cobicistat and cobicistat-containing coformulations
  • Darunavir
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Indinavir
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lopinavir
  • Mifepristone
  • Nefazodone
  • Nelfinavir
  • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir
  • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir plus dasabuvir
  • Posaconazole
  • Ritonavir and ritonavir-containing coformulations
  • Saquinavir
  • Telithromycin
  • Tucatinib
  • Voriconazole

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all medications you are taking, including over-the-counter, herbal medicines, and supplements.

Storage

Store near room temperature at 25°C (77°F). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Uceris is taken for up to eight weeks at a time until UC has gone into remission. Once remission is achieved, you will be switched to a different medication to maintain remission.
  • Protect Uceris from light and moisture.
  • Do not break, crush, or chew Uceris. Swallow them whole with water.

Uceris FAQs

What time of day should I take Uceris?

Uceris is best taken in the morning.

 

What if I miss a dose of my medication?

If if it is within a few hours of your normal dosage time, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double up.

 

How will I know if Uceris is working?

You should notice a reduction in UC symptoms within 3-7 days.

 

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References

  1. Uceris [package insert]. San Diego, CA: Santarus; 2013.

Medication Review by a Clinical Pharmacist - PharmD

Author: Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Sheehy is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He has worked in multiple practice settings, including retail and hospital pharmacies, and in medical clinics.  He specializes in anticoagulation, psychiatric medications, and diabetes medications. He strives to empower his patients to understand their medications and improve their overall medical care.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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