CORTIMENT (budesonide), corticosteroid for local use

GASTROENTEROLOGY - New medicinal product
Opinions on drugs - Posted on Mar 29 2017

Reason for request


No clinical benefit demonstrated in the treatment strategy for ulcerative colitis (UC).


  • CORTIMENT has Marketing Authorisation for inducing remission in mild to moderate forms of ulcerative colitis (UC) for which treatment with 5-ASA is not sufficient. 
  • Its efficacy is modest, but it has fewer side effects than systemic corticosteroid therapy.
  • It has not been compared with an active treatment: 5-ASA or especially a systemic corticosteroid.



Clinical Benefit



Clinical Added Value

no clinical added value


Therapeutic use


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