About Cortiment

About Cortiment

Cortiment is an unfunded medicine, a pharmacy charge will apply.

Cortiment tablets may be prescribed for you if you have mild to moderate active Ulcerative Colitis (UC) where 5-ASA treatment is not sufficient or tolerated.

Cortiment contains the active ingredient, budesonide. Budesonide belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, which are used to help reduce inflammation.

Your Doctor may have prescribed Cortiment for you.  To get the optimal benefit from your medicine it is important that you take it in accordance with your Doctor’s instructions.  This means the right dose (quantity), at the frequency and for the length of time prescribed by your Doctor. 

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your Doctor will weigh up the risks and benefits before prescribing Cortiment for you.

If you have any concerns about using this medicine, ask your Doctor or Pharmacist.

Learn about your medicine

For further information about this medicine please refer to the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI).  The CMI contains information about what your medicine is, what it treats and how you should take it.  It also provides information on possible side effects and what you should do if you experience any of them.  Your Doctor and Pharmacist can provide the CMI to you or you can access it on the Medsafe website, www.medsafe.govt.nz.


Cortiment Tablet 9mg. The active ingredient in Cortiment® is budesonide.

This medicine is used to treat adults for induction of remission of mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis (UC) where mesalazine treatment is not sufficient or not tolerated.

Cortiment has risks and benefits. Further information on the risks and benefits of this medicine can be found HERE, and in the Consumer Medicines Information (CMI). Please refer to www.medsafe.govt.nz or your Pharmacist for a copy of the CMI.

Consult your Doctor to see if this medicine is right for you. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your Doctor, Pharmacist or Healthcare Professional.

Cortiment is an unfunded medicine, a prescription charge will apply.

The indicative Cortiment price to patients/public is approximately $210.00 per box, but this price can vary between pharmacies.

Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd, Auckland