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Uceris (budesonide) causing Diverticulitis flare ups

Thu, March 14, 2019 2:58 PM


I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in 2013 and lymphocytic colitis in 2018.  My GI doctor prescribed me with Uceris in 2018 after the lymphocytic colitis diagnosis.  After 8 days on Uceris I had a severe diverticulitis flare up.  Mind you this was my first flare up in 6 years. I got on Cipro and Flagyl to handle the inflammation and all was good.  9 months later I wanted to start back on the Uceris to help with the colitis. Two weeks into this round of Uceris (budesonide) I had another severe diverticulitis flare up.

Is it just a crazy coincidence that these diverticulitis flare ups came immediately following me starting Uceris or could it possibly be the cause?  

Any experience or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

FPO bstroud
Joined Mar 14, 2019

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