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is an effective add-on therapy to your patients’ current 5-ASA to treat mild to moderate UC flares where 5-ASA is insufficient.1,2




Animation and diagram adapted from NICE Ulcerative Colitis Guideline NG130 (May 2019)4





that “oral non-MMX® budesonide does not appear to be efficient in the treatment of UC.”3




the role of CORTIMENT® may be to induce remission before systemic corticosteroids are tried.4




  • Budesonide (CORTIMENT®) is accepted for restricted use within NHS Scotland
  • SMC restrictions: for use in patients with UC who present with active left-sided disease and/or proctosigmoiditis who are not suitable for oral prednisolone, as an alternative to budesonide rectal formulations or off-label oral budesonide
  • Cortiment 9 mg, Prolonged Release Tablets. SmPC.
  • Rubin D, et al. J Crohns Colitis. 2017;11(7):785–791.
  • Harbord M, et al. J Crohns Colitis. 2017:769–784. doi:10.1093/ecco-jcc/ jjx009.
  • National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE). Ulcerative Colitis: management guideline [NG130]. Published date: May 2019. Available from: Last accessed May 2019.
  • Danese S, et al. Intestinal Research. 2018;16(4):522–528.
  • Scottish Medical Consortium, (2016) Budesonide 9 mg prolonged release tablet (Cortiment) SMC 1093/15.

Job Code: UK-COR-2200001 - Date of preparation: January 2022


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