Systemic effects of nasal corticosteroids may occur, particularly at high doses prescribed for prolonged periods These effects are much less likely to occur than with oral corticosteroids and may vary in individual patients and between different corticosteroid preparations. Potential systemic effects may include Cushing's syndrome, Cushingoid features, adrenal suppression, growth retardation in children and adolescents, cataract, glaucoma and more rarely, a range of psychological or behavioral effects including psychomotor hyperactivity, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression or aggression (particularly in children).
This product may slow the growth rate in some children when used in combination with other steroids.
Consult a physician before use if the patient is using a steroid medicine for conditions such as asthma, allergies or skin rash.
Consult a physician before use if the patient has ever been diagnosed with glaucoma, cataracts or an eye infection, or if the patient has diabetes.
Stop use and consult a physician if the patient has any change in vision.
Consult a physician before use if the patient has or has been exposed to someone who has tuberculosis, chicken pox or measles.
Consult a physician if the patient develops signs or symptoms of an infection such as persistent fever.
Consult a physician if the patient has severe or frequent nosebleeds, recent nose ulcers, nose surgery or has a nose injury that has not healed.
If symptoms persist or worsen, or if new symptoms occur, stop use and consult a physician.
Effects on Ability to Drive or Use Machines: There is no evidence that budesonide has an effect on the ability to drive or use machines.