BUDESONIDE EC Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection due to a virus
  • an infection
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • joint pain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • conditions of excess stomach acid secretion
  • indigestion
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • backache
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • low energy
  • pain
  • increased hunger
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • nervousness
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diabetes
  • a hormone disorder where the body produces high levels of cortisol called Cushing's syndrome
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • large purple or brown skin blotches
  • high levels of white blood cells
  • agitation
  • a change in vision
  • pink eye
  • outer ear inflammation due to allergy or infection
  • bronchitis
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • urinary tract infection
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • an abscess
  • memory loss
  • swelling of the tongue
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • chest pain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • hemorrhoids
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • a tooth disease
  • a painful, red or swollen tongue
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • constipation
  • a gastrointestinal tract fistula
  • irregular periods
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • hair loss
  • muscle pain
  • drowsiness
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms
  • muscle tremors
  • puffy face from water retention
  • difficult or painful urination
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • urination during the night
  • generalized weakness

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • water retention
  • confusion
  • mood changes
  • paranoia
  • over excitement
  • personality disorders
  • an extreme sense of wellbeing called euphoria
  • depression
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • high blood pressure
  • complete stoppage of the heart
  • slow heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • bruising under the skin
  • fluid in the lungs
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • erythema or skin redness
  • skin stretch marks
  • hives
  • rupture of a tendon
  • muscle weakness
  • delirium
  • hallucinations
  • a tonic-clonic seizure
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • trouble breathing
  • an enlarged liver
  • a condition where there is excess sugar in the urine
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a broken bone
  • impaired wound healing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • fast heartbeat

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • acne
  • muscle spasm
  • cramps
  • fainting
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • excessive sweating
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
  • scaling of the skin
  • weight gain
  • hiccups
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • abnormal fat distribution

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