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(budesonide) Extended-Release Tablets
UCERIS rectal foam contains budesonide, a non-halogenated synthetic glucocorticoid, as the active ingredient. It is a mixture of the 2 epimers (22R and 22S) differing in the position of an acetal chain. Both epimers are active glucocorticoids applied in a mixture of approximately 1:1.
Budesonide is designated chemically as (RS)-11β, 16α, 17,21 tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with butyraldehyde. The empirical formula of budesonide is C25H34O6 and its molecular weight is 430.5. Its structural formula is:
UCERIS rectal foam contains 2 mg budesonide per metered dose.
Inactive ingredients: cetyl alcohol, citric acid monohydrate, edetate disodium, emulsifying wax, polyoxyl (10) stearyl ether, propylene glycol, and purified water. Propellant: n-butane, isobutane, and propane.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/17/2014
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