FDA Approves Uceris Generic, Budesonide ER, for Ulcerative Colitis

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Roni Shye
Roni Shye, PharmD BCGP BCACP, is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation in the digestive tract leading to diarrhea, rectal bleeding and stomach pain. Close to one million people in the United States have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and many have to pay high costs for their expensive brand-name medications.

Fortunately, the FDA just approved the generic of Uceris extended-release tablets for the treatment of ulcerative colitisbudesonide ER.

What is budesonide generic for?

Budesonide ER tablets are for patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Unlike many other inflammatory bowel diseases (like Crohn’s disease), ulcerative colitis only affects the colon. Signs and symptom of ulcerative colitis include:

What is the dosage for budesonide ER?

Budesonide ER will be available as a nine milligram extended-release oral tablet. For most adults, it is to be taken once daily in the morning with or without food for eight weeks.

What are the most common side effects of budesonide ER tablets?

The most common side effects include:

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