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Uceris (Budesonide ER)

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), your doctor may prescribe Uceris. Symptoms of UC can include diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, fatigue, an urgency to defecate, rectal pain, abdominal pain, and cramping.

Uceris is formulated to deliver targeted treatment directly to the affected area in the colon. This localized approach helps minimize the potential systemic side effects often associated with corticosteroid use. Uceris works by reducing inflammation associated with UC.

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Elimination half-life

2.0-3.6 hours

Dosage (Strength)



Consult Doctor


Uceris ER

Protein binding


PubChem CID






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Routes of administration

By mouth


The usual dosage is 9 mg by mouth once daily.


The active ingredient in Uceris is budesonide.


Drug-drug interactions can include:

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


Long-term usage may cause adrenal suppression and immune system suppression. Tell your doctor about any long-term infections before starting this drug.

Side Effects

Common side effects are:

  • 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.

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