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06-13-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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What is the standard starting dose of budesonide?

I just started budesonide about 4 days ago. I am starting to notice some big mood swings. So I googled the med to see if lower doses can also be helpful and if tapering is necessary. What I discovered. Is I'm on a lot of this med. From what I read 9 Mg a day is average; 3mg 3 times a day. I'm on a total of 27 Mg a day 3 tablets 3? times a day. Is this right? Maybe its a starting dose? I don't know much about this med.
06-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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That's seems dangerously high! Please consult your doctor first thing in the morning.

I have only heard of 9mg (1 pill, 3 times a day) being the standard starter with a taper to 6mg and then 3mg.
06-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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I definetly will. Thank you.
06-17-2013, 06:07 AM   #4
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I started out on 9mg for a while like 2 weeks, then bumped down to 6mg for a few weeks then bumped down to 3mg. Been off and on this med for a year+
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