UCERIS rectal foam is a prescription corticosteroid medicine used to help get active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis that extends from the rectum to the sigmoid colon under control (induce remission). It is not known if UCERIS rectal foam is safe and effective in children.
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UCERIS® (budesonide) rectal foam is a prescription corticosteroid medicine used to help get active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis that extends from the rectum to the sigmoid colon under control (induce remission). It is not known if UCERIS rectal foam is safe and effective in children.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION—
UCERIS rectal foam
- UCERIS rectal foam is not for everyone. Do not use UCERIS rectal foam if you are allergic to budesonide or any of the ingredients in UCERIS rectal foam
- Before you use UCERIS rectal foam, tell your healthcare provider if you have liver problems; are planning to have surgery; have chickenpox or measles or have recently been near anyone with chickenpox or measles; have an infection; have or had a family history of diabetes, cataracts or glaucoma; have or had tuberculosis; have high blood pressure (hypertension); have decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis); have stomach ulcers; or have any other medical condition
- Before you take UCERIS rectal foam, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if UCERIS rectal foam will harm your unborn baby
- Tell your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. UCERIS rectal foam can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will use UCERIS rectal foam or breastfeed. You should not do both
- Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. UCERIS rectal foam and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects
- Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while using UCERIS rectal foam. Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can increase the level of this medicine in your blood
- You should stop using UCERIS rectal foam before preparing for a colonoscopy. Call your healthcare provider before restarting UCERIS rectal foam after your colonoscopy
- UCERIS rectal foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame and smoking during and immediately after using UCERIS rectal foam
- UCERIS rectal foam is a steroid. Long-time use of UCERIS rectal foam can cause you to have too much glucocorticosteroid medicine in your blood (hypercorticism). Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following signs and symptoms of hypercorticism: acne; bruise easily; rounding of your face (moon face); ankle swelling; thicker or more hair on your body and face; a fatty pad or hump between your shoulders (buffalo hump); or pink or purple stretch marks on the skin of your abdomen, thighs, breasts and arms
- When UCERIS rectal foam is taken for a long period of time, the adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones. Tell your healthcare provider if you are under stress, have a persistent fever, or have any of the following symptoms: tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and/or low blood pressure
- UCERIS rectal foam may weaken your immune system. Taking medicines that weaken your immune system makes you more likely to get infections. Avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases such as chickenpox or measles while using UCERIS rectal foam
- If you take certain other steroid medicines to treat allergies, switching to UCERIS rectal foam may cause your allergies to come back. These allergies may include eczema (a skin disease) or rhinitis (inflammation inside your nose). Tell your healthcare provider if any of your allergies become worse while using UCERIS rectal foam
- In clinical studies, the most common side effects of UCERIS rectal foam were decreased blood cortisol (a hormone made by the adrenal glands), adrenal insufficiency (when your adrenal glands don’t make enough steroid hormones), and nausea
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