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Budesonide is drug approved to treat asthma, allergies, and Crohn's disease. It is a type of steroid that works to reduce inflammation. The budesonide dosing guidelines your healthcare provider will follow will vary, depending on several factors, such as your age and the severity of your condition, among other things.

What Is Budesonide?

Budesonide is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of conditions, ranging from asthma to allergies to Crohn's disease. It comes in several different forms, including:
 
 

How Does Budesonide Work?

This medication belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids, or steroids for short. Steroids work by reducing inflammation, which helps with several conditions, including the ones listed in this article.
 

Budesonide Dosing

The dose of budesonide your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • The particular product
  • The severity of your condition
  • Other medications you may be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

More Budesonide Information

For more information about the different budesonide products, please see the particular medication within the eMedTV Web site.
 
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