MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease

Drug Safety Update

  August 2017: Corticosteroids: rare risk of central serous chorioretinopathy with local as well as systemic administration. Local administration includes inhaled, intranasal, epidural, intraarticular, topical dermal and periocular routes. Advise patients to report any blurred vision or other visual disturbances. 

NICE Guidance

  CG 152 Crohn's disease, October 2012

  CG 166 Ulcerative Colitis June 2013

Prescribing Notes 

Budesonide CR is less effective than conventional corticosteroids but may have fewer side effects. 

Pack Price
100 tablet
1000 tablet
28 tablet £0.57
500 tablet
Pack Price
100 tablet
28 tablet £0.92
30 tablet
500 tablet

The TEVA brand should be dispensed for children who cannot swallow tablets

Pack Price
100 tablet
1000 tablet
28 tablet £0.66
30 tablet
Pack Price
7 enema (7 x 100ml enemas) £7.50
Pack Price
14 dose £187.00
Pack Price
1 suppository
10 suppository £46.35
Pack Price
100 capsule £84.15
45 capsule
60 capsule
90 capsule