Special care is needed in patients with lung tuberculosis and fungal and viral infections in the airways.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Administration during pregnancy should be avoided unless there are compelling reasons. In pregnant animals, administration of budesonide causes abnormalities of foetal development. The relevance of this finding to man has not been established.
If treatment with glucocorticosteroid during pregnancy is unavoidable, inhaled glucocorticosteroids should be preferred because of their lower systemic effect compared with equipotent antiasthmatic doses of oral glucocorticosteroids. There is no information regarding the passage of budesonide into breast milk.