Podcast 752: Budesonide for COVID - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 752: Budesonide for COVID

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Recent study evaluated budesonide for outpatient COVID-19 infection treatment to see if there was a decrease in length of illness or hospitalization rates
  • Found patients who received a budesonide inhaler had recovery times that were about 3 days shorter and there was a slight (non-significant) decrease in hospitalizations


Berezowski I, Patel J, Shaw M, Pourmand A. High-dose budesonide for early COVID-19. Lancet. 2021;398(10317):2146-2147. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02441-7

Summarized by John Spartz, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD


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