Taking UCERIS Tablets
It's important to be aware of how UCERIS tablets should and should not be taken. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Once daily, in the morning
UCERIS tablets are taken once per day, in the morning. The recommended dose for UCERIS is one 9-mg tablet taken in the morning, with or without food, for up to 8 weeks.
How should I take UCERIS tablets?
- Take UCERIS tablets exactly as your doctor tells you
- Take UCERIS tablets in the morning
- Take UCERIS tablets whole. DO NOT chew, crush, or break UCERIS tablets before swallowing
- Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking UCERIS tablets
How can I remember to take UCERIS tablets?
Here are a few tips to help you remember to take UCERIS tablets:
- Set a daily alarm on your watch or cell phone
- Make taking UCERIS tablets part of a daily activity. For instance, always take with breakfast or first morning beverage
What should I avoid while taking UCERIS tablets?
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking UCERIS tablets. Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can increase the level of UCERIS in your blood.
Who should not take UCERIS tablets?
Do not take UCERIS tablets if you are allergic to budesonide or any of the ingredients in UCERIS tablets.
What should I tell my doctor before taking UCERIS tablets?
Before you take UCERIS tablets, tell your doctor if you
- Have liver problems
- Are planning to have surgery
- Have chickenpox or measles or have recently been near anyone with chickenpox or measles
- Have an infection
- Have a family history of diabetes, cataracts, or glaucoma
- Have or had tuberculosis
- Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Have decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis)
- Have stomach ulcers
- Have any other medical condition
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if UCERIS tablets will harm your unborn baby
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. UCERIS tablets can pass into breast milk and may harm your baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take UCERIS tablets or breastfeed. You should not do both
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter vitamins, and herbal supplements. UCERIS tablets and other medicines may affect each other and cause side effects.
Make sure to tell your doctor if you are taking
- A steroid medicine
- Medicines that suppress your immune system (immunosuppressants)
- Ketoconazole or other medicines that affect how your liver works
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