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If you are taking Uceris and experience severe infections, easy bruising, or difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider right away. Serious problems can occur with this medication, so it's important to know which reactions require immediate medical treatment. Some of the other possible side effects of Uceris include nausea, headaches, and fatigue.

An Introduction to Uceris Side Effects

As with any medicine, Uceris™ (budesonide ER) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with this drug. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects With Uceris

Uceris has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of short-term (up to eight weeks) use of Uceris included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 14.6 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 5.1 percent
  • Upper abdominal (stomach) pain -- up to 3.9 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 3.1 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 2 percent to 3 percent of people, included:
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