What is budesonide?

Budesonide is a chemical present in generic and commercial drugs, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-immunosuppressive characteristics , acting more precisely on the airways of the lungs in the human body.


What is budesonide used for?

  • Budesonide is part of the group of glucocorticoid substances (which reduce inflammatory and even allergic effects or symptoms), which has a direct mechanism of action by inhibiting the process of inflammatory cells that act directly on the lung, precisely in the pathways breathing during certain cases.
  • It is used to treat:
    • Asma.
    • Chronic lung disease.
    • Allergic rhinitis.


Dosage and routes of administration of budesonide

Budesonide comes in numerous commercial presentations , such as inhalation suspension, nebulizer liquid, extended-release tablets, powder, and even aerosol, with the main route of administration being oral . The doses in the form of budesonide capsules are as follows:

  • Adults: It is recommended to administer 1 tablet a day, especially in the morning with a duration of 8 weeks in treatment.

Note: In the pediatric population, budesonide in the form of inhalers or nebulizers is recommended.


What products contain budesonide?

Some of the medicines that contain budesonide are:

  • Bentabud®
  • Libonide®
  • Miflonide®
  • Pulmicort®


  • Bentabud® belongs to the line of medical products produced and distributed by Sandoz laboratories .
  • Its presentation is in the form of drops or suspensions that are applied mainly in the nostrils .
  • It is used to directly treat perennial rhinitis, allergic or seasonal rhinitis, as well as vasomotor rhinitis .


  • Libonide® is a commercial drug, which is mainly manufactured and distributed by PiSA laboratories .
  • It is sold in the presentation of bottles, with solutions used for nebulizers and can be administered effectively in children.
  • It is recommended to treat asthma problems or attacks .


  • Miflonide® belongs to the line of glucocorticoid medical products from Novartis laboratories .
  • It is commonly presented in the form of boxed capsules , and is also applicable to children over 6 years of age.
  • It is prescribed for bronchial asthma, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and bronchitis .


  • Pulmicort® is a commercial drug that belongs to the group of glucocorticoids from AstraZeneca laboratories .
  • It is also presented in the form of sachets with solutions , which are used for nebulizers.
  • It is recommended for the treatment of bronchial asthma and inflammation that occurs in the airways of the lung.


side effects of budesonide

Budesonide, like other drugs with glucocorticoid metabolites, brings a series of adverse effects which each patient must know and be previously warned about. Among these stand out:

  • Irritation in the throat.
  • Tos.
  • Nervousness.
  • Concern.

Important: If you experience such adverse effects with the administration of this drug, it is advisable to discontinue its use and see a doctor.


Contraindications and warnings of budesonide

Budesonide is not indicated for certain patients, so that commercial drugs containing it do not have a negative interaction with respect to the health of the subjects under treatment. Therefore, it is not recommended in these cases:

  • Hypersensitivity to active metabolites.
  • asthmatic status.
  • Broncoespasmos.
  • Bacterial infection.

Avoid it if you have:

  • active herpes.
  • Tuberculosis activa.
  • Chicken pox.
  • Measles.


  • It is preferable to use drugs with budesonide under a doctor’s prescription.
  • Keep the drug out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine sealed in dry places.
  • To prevent product deterioration, store at room temperature.

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