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Budesonide Side Effects

Depending on the method of administration as well as the condition that you are being treated for, budesonide may have different side effects and adverse reactions. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the package insert of your budesonide containing medication, whether it be an oral, enema, or inhaler administered version and ask your doctor any questions you may have about how this drug may adversely affect you. Some common budesonide side effects and adverse reactions include:
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Coughing
  • Changes in the color of mucus you produce
  • Rash
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
In certain rare instances severe allergic reaction may occur. Tell your doctor if you have any drug or food allergies before you take a drug that contains budesonide. Symptoms of allergic reaction include:
  • Skin irritation, redness, swelling, or hives
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the face
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy, watery, or swollen eyes
  • Stomach pain, nausea/vomiting
  • Fatigue
If you begin experiencing these symptoms after taking a drug that contains budesonide, seek medical attention immediately.