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Budesonide is a corticosteroid, prescription medication that is often used in the treatment of inflammatory intestinal diseases. If your pet has been diagnosed with an intestinal disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), your veterinarian may prescribe budesonide as a treatment method to help relieve inflammation. Budesonide is a compounded medication available in different strengths for flexible dosing. Consult with your pet’s veterinarian before using this medication.
It is recommended that Budesonide capsules be used within 6 months. Due to the shelf life of this product, please limit orders to 170 day supply.
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Q:What sort of "capsules" is the budesonide put into? What are they made out of?
A:Budesonide is a glucocorticoid, most commonly used to treat inflammatory intestinal diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in small animals. VetRxDirect can compound several different strengths of budesonide capsules using budesonide USP powder. The capsules used by VetRxDirect are gelatin based medication capsules that are commercially available from our supplier.
Q:Our IBD dog is extremely sensitive to sugars; even small amounts cause flares. I see that Entocort contains "sugar spheres." Is it possible to have it budesonide compounded with no sugars? We are assuming that cellulose is okay.
A:VetRxDirect is able to compound several different strengths of budesonide capsules. Entocort is a commercially available human use capsule that contains the medication budesonide, which is surrounded by a sugar based outer coating to slow the release of the budesonide medication. VetRxDirect does not use Entocort to compound prescriptions for budesonide capsules. A commercially available micronized budesonide powder, which does not have the outer sugar coating, is used when compounding. Microcrystalline cellulose is utilized in the compounding process to act as an inert filler in capsule creation. Compounded budesonide capsules are available by prescription only. Contact your veterinarian to see if the budesonide compounded capsules available thru VetRxDirect, would be an option for the treatment of your dog’s IBD.
Q:what would the Budesonide dosage amount be for a 35 lb. dog?
A:Budesonide is a prescription glucocorticosteroid often used for the treatment of inflammatory intestinal disease in dogs. Dosages range from 1 mg daily for small dogs to 2 mg daily for large dogs. Dosing will also vary depending on your pet’s disease and medical history. Please contact your dog's veterinarian to determine the optimal dose for your dog.
Q:My dog's is currently being treated for IBD with budesonide and I am noticing his coat is thinning. He is a Boston Terrier so it is particularly noticable; is there something I can give him to help with this?