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Uceris (Budesonide ER)

Also Known as Cortiment


Uceris (Budesonide ER)

Prescription Required


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  • Product Details


    Uceris is a prescription medication for mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids, which work by reducing inflammation in the intestines.

    The active ingredient in Uceris is budesonide. The drug is formulated to bypass the stomach and work directly in the colon. This localized delivery minimizes systemic side effects often associated with corticosteroid use.

    Fact Table




    EU EMA, US DailyMed



    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    2.0-3.6 hours

    Dosage (Strength)



    Consult Doctor


    Uceris ER

    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    The dosage is 9 mg by mouth once daily in the morning with or without food.


    The active ingredient in Uceris is budesonide.


    Common interactions include:

    • Aldesleukin
    • Antacids
    • Bile Acid Sequestrants
    • Budesonide
    • Clofazimine
    • Corticosteroids
    • Fexinidazole
    • Fusidic Acid


    Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of liver disease, tuberculosis, or other infections before using Uceris. The medication may suppress the immune system, increasing the risk of infections.

    Side Effects

    Common side effects may include:

    • Abscess
    • Acne vulgaris
    • Agitation
    • Alopecia
    • Amnesia
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Anemia
    • Ankle edema
    • Arthralgia
    • Arthritis
    • Asthenia
    • Back pain
    • Bronchitis
    • Bruise
    • C-reactive protein increased
    • Chest pain
    • Confusion
    • Constipation
    • Dermatitis
    • Dermatological disease
    • Diaphoresis
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Dyspepsia
    • Dyspnea
    • Dysuria
    • Eczema
    • Edema
    • Emotional lability
    • Enteritis
    • Epigastric pain
    • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate increased
    • Eye disease
    • Facial edema
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Flatulence
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Gastrointestinal fistula
    • Glossitis
    • Headache
    • Hematuria
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hirsutism
    • Hyperkinetic muscle activity
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypertension
    • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
    • Increased appetite
    • Increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate
    • Increased serum alkaline phosphatase
    • Insomnia
    • Intestinal obstruction
    • Intermenstrual bleeding
    • Leukocytosis
    • Malaise
    • Menstrual disease
    • Moon face
    • Mood changes
    • Muscle cramps
    • Muscle spasm
    • Myalgia
    • Nausea
    • Nervousness
    • Nocturia
    • Numbness
    • Otic infection
    • Oral candidiasis
    • Palpitations
    • Paresthesia
    • Pharyngeal disease
    • Phlebitis
    • Postoperative infection
    • Pulmonary edema
    • Purpuric disease
    • Pyuria
    • Rash
    • Rectal hemorrhage
    • Redistribution of body fat
    • Respiratory tract infection
    • Rhinitis
    • Seizure
    • Serum alkaline phosphatase increased
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Sinusitis
    • Skin rash
    • Sleep disorder
    • Stomach ulcer
    • Stomach ulcer hemorrhage
    • Stroke
    • Swelling
    • Tachycardia
    • Tongue edema
    • Tremor
    • Upper abdominal pain
    • Urinary frequency
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Vertigo
    • Viral infection
    • Visual disturbance
    • Weight gain


    1. Uceris ER [package insert]. Bridgewater, NJ: Salix Pharmaceuticals; 2020.

    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 : 13787

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