BUDESONIDE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Uceris (budesonide) for Ulcerative Colitis: “I am now on this drug for the second time for Microscopic colitis . The last time was in 2014. The drug, in itself, works great for me BUT it is the drug company I have the issue with. They publicize that with their drug savings card plus your insurance, you only have to pay $25. THAT IS UNTRUE!! When you get to the fine print, you find that the company, in the goodness of their heart, will pay the first $800 ONCE per year for a drug costing $917.48 for 30 tablets. So, for the first script, it is a cost of $117.48 – hope don’t need a second month cause then it would be $917.48. So please know this ahead of time!!!!”

clm3 (taken for less than 1 month) February 17, 2018

Uceris (budesonide) for Ulcerative Colitis, Active: “I’ve battled this illness off and on for 16 yrs and have pretty much tried it all. I’m usually in full remission when I’m just on remicade and lialda (unsure how effective this really is), but I recently was forced to postpone my scheduled bi monthly remicade and promptly fell ill. I was able to get the remicade at about week 11, but by then was in a full blown flare so it didn’t throw me back into full remission as I was still bleeding, had rectal pain, and frequent trips to the bathroom. I was prescribed this foam and within 2 days noticed a substantial improvement without all the side effects of oral steroids like prednisone (horrible drug). Highly recommend this is your pain and inflammation is in your rectum / sigmoid. You can ask for lidocaine lubricant too to apply on the applicator for peace of mind.”

Chillin24g (taken for less than 1 month) February 2, 2018

For Ulcerative Colitis: “Was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis approx 4 mo ago; tried lialda and apriso as sample; lialda tore my stomach up and apriso worked better but not that well after a short time; I then filled my prescription at one pharmacy thru my Medicare d plan; tier 4 drug; I was astounded at price $773 for a 30 day supply; I found out after the fact I could have gotten some where else for $258, wow 1/3 the cost.Drug has worked; I also order thru Canadian pharmacies for 3 mo supply; nice price difference; unfortunately medicine has stopped working for me and I have been in hospital; still very diarrhea; am looking for better days.Hope this helps”

Mel p September 19, 2017

Entocort EC (budesonide) for Crohn’s Disease: “Budesonide helped well with my flare, but on the 3rd day I developed breathing issues, The 4th day is terrible and I am going to stop taking it because I have COPD and heart issues. Unfortunately I have similar problems with prednisone. I’ve had Crohn’s Disease for 50 years.”

phillycarole (taken for less than 1 month) September 18, 2017

Uceris (budesonide) for Ulcerative Colitis: “Uceris has been the best medicine I have tried for my collagenous colitis. Everything else did not work or had too many side effects. To me this is a miracle medicine. They say to take one 9mg per day, but believe it or not that actually made me constipated. For me nothing took away the D, even when I took seven Imodium a day. So I started taking Uceris on a as needed basis. It worked out to take one or two a week. So for me I rated a 10 with no side effects .”

Geoege92065 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 25, 2017

For Inflammatory Bowel Disease: “I suffered from massive diarrhea and horrible incontinence that kept me hiding at home, deeply depressed and wearing a diaper.Budesonide changed my life! I travel now and go everywhere with confidence. The bad news is that the American pharma industry has jacked up the cost of GENERIC Budesonide to over $1,000 a month ( without insurance.) Even WITH my United Healthcare insurance, the cost is STILL$300 a month! Luckily, I found a Canadian website which sells drugs from Europe and India, so now my cost for 30 days of Budesonide is $125. Check Consumer Reports for guidelines about how to safely purchase meds from Canada. Meanwhile, tell your Congress person that the U.S. Pharma industry is BLEEDING us!”

Colitis Queen (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 12, 2017

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