UCERIS

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Programs are suitable for individuals who want to buy UCERIS without insurance, with insurance or for those who are underinsured. You can pay as little as $0 per fill.*

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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about UCERIS

What is UCERIS?

What is UCERIS?

UCERIS is the brand name for budesonide and is available as an extended-release oral tablet and a rectal foam.

What dosages is UCERIS available in?

What dosages is UCERIS available in?

UCERIS is available as a 9 mg extended-release oral tablet and a 2 mg per metered dose rectal foam.

What is UCERIS used for?

What is UCERIS used for?

UCERIS is a corticosteroid and is used to treat mild-to-moderate distal (left-sided) ulcerative colitis (UC).

How does UCERIS work?

How does UCERIS work?

UCERIS is a corticosteroid. It’s applied rectally or taken orally to lower inflammation in the rectum and colon. This can help heal ulcers and ease bloody diarrhea.

How do I take UCERIS?

How do I take UCERIS?

UCERIS is dosed as follows:

  • Each pump of UCERIS rectal foam contains 2 mg of budesonide
  • Adults: Apply 1 pump into the rectum in the morning and evening (at bedtime) for 2 weeks. Then, apply 1 pump into the rectum once daily at bedtime for 4 more weeks.
  • For oral tablets: The recommended dosage for the induction of remission in adult patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis is one 9 mg tablet to be taken once daily in the morning with or without food for up to 8 weeks
Is it safe for me to take UCERIS?

Is it safe for me to take UCERIS?

UCERIS is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

UCERIS Common Side Effects

UCERIS Common Side Effects

Common side effects of UCERIS:

  • Rectal foam
  • Low blood cortisol levels
  • Nausea

Tablets

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Decreased blood cortisol
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Gas and bloating
  • Acne
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Joint pain
  • Constipation
UCERIS Serious Side Effects

UCERIS Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with UCERIS.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on UCERIS

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on UCERIS

The following medications may interact with UCERIS:

  • Avoid cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors (e.g., ketoconazole, grapefruit juice)
  • May cause increased systemic corticosteroid effects
Who makes UCERIS?

Who makes UCERIS?

Bausch Health

Is UCERIS safe in pregnancy?

Is UCERIS safe in pregnancy?

UCERIS may harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or think you are pregnant.

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