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Jorveza (Budesonide)


Jorveza (Budesonide)

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  • Product Details


    Jorveza (budesonide) is used to treat adults with eosinophilic esophagitis.

    Jorveza is available in a 1 mg orodispersible tablet.

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    Elimination half-life

    2.0-3.6 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    0.5mg, 1mg


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    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Take Jorveza exactly as your doctor has prescribed. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

    The recommended daily dose is to take one tablet in the morning and one tablet in the evening. Do not chew or swallow the undissolved tablet. Place the tablet on the tip of your tongue and gently press it against the top of your mouth. The tablet should dissolve within two minutes. Take after a meal. Do not consume food or drink or undergo oral hygiene for at least 30 minutes after taking it. Do not use oral solutions, sprays, or chewable tablets for at least 30 minutes before or after taking it.

    Treatment is usually for 6 weeks.


    The active ingredient in Jorveza is budesonide, a corticosteroid. Inactive ingredients include anhydrous monosodium citrate, disodium hydrogen citrate, docusate sodium, macrogol 6000, magnesium stearate, mannitol, povidone K25, sodium hydrogen carbonate, and sucralose.


    Jorveza should not be used in patients who are allergic to the medication or to any of its ingredients. Jorveza should also not be used in patients with uncontrolled infections or active tuberculosis.


    • Before you start taking Jorveza (budesonide), tell your doctor:
      • About all the medications you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications
      • About your allergies
      • About your medical history and current health problems
      • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Jorveza may cause hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression.
    • Jorveza may cause systemic reactions, especially at high doses or if taken for a long period of time. Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal suppression, growth retardation, decreased bone mineral density, cataracts, glaucoma, and psychiatric/behavioral effects can occur.
    • Caution should be used when patients are going from a glucocorticosteroid with higher systemic effect.
    • Jorveza may not be optimally eliminated in patients with liver problems. The risk of side effects is increased in these patients; however, there is no systemic data available. Therefore, patients with liver problems should not take Jorveza.
    • Jorveza can cause immune system problems and increase the risk of infections.
    • Fungal infections in the mouth and throat can occur with the treatment of Jorveza.
    • Chickenpox, herpes zoster, and measles can become more serious or life-threatening in patients who are taking Jorveza.
    • Patients who are being treated with Jorveza should not receive live vaccinations.
    • Vision problems can occur with the use of Jorveza.
    • Jorveza should not be used in patients with severe kidney problems.

    Side Effects

    Some Jorveza side effects include gastroesophageal reflux disease, indigestion, soft feces, nausea, fungal infection in the mouth and throat, trouble sleeping, excessive urination, and high blood pressure. However, these are not all the side effects that can occur. Be sure to contact your doctor right away if you have side effects that bother you or won’t go away.

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    Jorveza. Blainville, Quebec: AVIR Pharma Inc.; 2019.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13805

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