Budesonide (compounded) Rx

Budesonide (compounded) Rx

We're sorry, this product is no longer available.

I'm sorry but our pharmacy is no longer making specially compounded medications. If you are looking for a new compounding pharmacy, you may be able to find one by consulting with your veterinarian or searching for an accredited PCAB Compouning Pharmacy on the Accreditation Commission for Health Care's website.

What are Budesonide Capsules for Cats and Dogs?

  • Budesonide is a prescription corticosteroid that is often used in the treatment of inflammatory intestinal diseases.

Why do cats and dogs use Budesonide?

  • 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 may be prescribed to dogs and cats that cannot tolerate the side effects of other oral steroids, like prednisolone.

What else should I know about Budesonide?

  • Budesonide is a compounded medication available in different strengths for flexible dosing.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Budesonide?

  • Do not open capsules unless your veterinarian has instructed you to do so.
  • Do not stop giving Budesonide without discussing it with your veterinarian. There can be serious withdrawal effects if Budesonide is suddenly stopped.
  • Possible side effects from steroid use include increased appetite, thirst, or urination. Your dog or cat may lack energy or show weakness. Your dog may excessively pant. Your pet may also experience changes in skin and hair, weight gain, or pot belly.

How do you use Budesonide?

  • Budesonide may be given with or without food. Follow your veterinarian's directions.

What is in Budesonide?

  • Budesonide is a glucocorticoid. This steroid reduces inflammation in the intestines, but not very much gets into the blood, so steroid side effects are reduced.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Budesonide is a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Budesonide?

  • Dogs and cats may use Budesonide for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes the Budesonide Capsules?

  • These Budesonide Capsules are hand-made in our pharmacy. 
  • There is a minimum charge of $59.99.
  • Shelf-life limits orders to a 170-day supply.