PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 3 mg; Tablets (Extended Release): 9 mg
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Medicines which block the liver enzymes that break down budesonide may lead to higher blood concentrations and more side effects of budesonide. Such medications include
- ketoconazole (Nizoral),
- fluconazole (Diflucan),
- itraconazole (Sporanox),
- clarithromycin (Biaxin),
- verapamil (for example, Calan; Isoptin; Covera HS),
- diltiazem (for example, Cardizem; Dilacor),
- ritonavir (Norvir; Kaletra),
- indinavir (Crixivan), and
- saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase).
Grapefruit juice has a similar effect and should not be consumed by patients taking budesonide.
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