Budesonide Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

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Usual Adult Dose for Crohn's Disease - Acute

Mild to moderate active Crohn's Disease involving the ileum and or ascending colon:
9 mg orally once daily in the morning for up to 8 weeks. Treatment can be tapered to 6 mg daily for 2 weeks prior to complete cessation. For recurring episodes of active Crohn's Disease, repeated eight-week courses can be given. Following 8 week course(s) of treatment for active disease and once the patient's symptoms are controlled, 6 mg once daily is recommended for maintenance of clinical remission up to 3 months.

Usual Adult Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

Pulmicort Turbuhaler (200 mcg/inh):

Previously treated with bronchodilators alone:
I to 2 inhalations (200 mcg to 400 mcg) twice daily. Maximum dose: 2 inhalations (400 mcg) twice daily.

Previously treated with inhaled corticosteroids:
I to 2 inhalations (200 mcg to 400 mcg) twice daily. Maximum dose: 4 inhalations (800 mcg) twice daily.

Previously treated with oral corticosteroids:
I to 4 inhalations (400 mcg to 800 mcg) twice daily. Maximum dose: 4 inhalations (800 mcg) twice daily.

Pulmicort Flexhaler (90 and 180 mcg/inh):
2 inhalations (360 mcg) twice daily. In some patients, a starting dose of 180 mcg twice daily may be appropriate. The maximum dosage should not exceed 360 mcg twice daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Ulcerative Colitis

Uceris brand extended release tablets:
9 mg orally once daily in the morning

Duration of therapy: Up to 8 weeks

Comments: Uceris brand tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, crushed or broken.

Approved indication: Induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Asthma - Maintenance

inhalation powder:
6 years or older:

Pulmicort Turbuhaler (200 mcg/inh):
Previously treated with bronchodilators alone or with inhaled corticosteroids:
I inhalation (200 mcg) twice daily. Maximum dose: 2 inhalations (400 mcg) twice daily.
Previously treated with oral corticosteroids:
2 inhalations (400 mcg) twice daily. Maximum dose: 2 inhalations (400 mcg) twice daily.

Pulmicort Flexhaler (90 and 180 mcg/inh):
1 inhalation (180 mcg) twice daily. In some patients, a starting dose of 360 mcg twice daily may be appropriate. The maximum dosage should not exceed 360 mcg twice daily.

inhalation suspension:
1 to 8 years:
Previously treated with bronchodilators alone:
0.5 mg total daily dose given once or twice daily in divided doses. Maximum dose: 0.5 mg /day.
Previously treated with inhaled corticosteroids:
0.5 mg total daily dose given once or twice daily in divided doses. Maximum dose: 1 mg /day.
Previously treated with oral corticosteroids:
1 mg total daily dose given once or twice daily in divided doses. Maximum dose: 1 mg /day.

Symptomatic children not responding to nonsteroidal asthma medications: Initial: 0.25 mg once daily may be considered

Usual Pediatric Dose for Crohn's Disease - Acute

Limited data available; optimal dose and duration of treatment not established.
Children 6 years or older:
Active Crohn's disease (treatment): 9 mg/day given once daily for 7 to 8 weeks.
Maintenance of remission: 6 mg/day given once daily for 3 to 4 weeks.
Note: One study in children 10 to 19 years of age showed a trend for higher remission rates using an induction dose of 12 mg/day given once daily for 4 weeks, followed by 9 mg/day for 3 weeks, followed by 6 mg/day for 3 weeks.
Further studies are needed to establish optimal dosing regimen.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Patients with moderate to severe liver disease should be monitored for increased signs and/or symptoms of hypercorticism.

Dose Adjustments

Doses should be titrated to the lowest effective dose once asthma is controlled.

Dialysis

Data not available

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