I am starting entocort for crohns disease. I have been taking hi-dose steroids off and on for 10 yrs. Does this drug work better and last longer?
Sort of. Entocort is a newer type of corticosteroid which works faster than traditional steroids and appears to produce fewer side effects. Entocort EC is a special controlled release formulation which allows it to work especially well in the small intestine and the first part of the large intestine.
You may find this below link of interest - hope it works well for you.
I am so glad you asked this question! I was on and off prednisone, high doses, got all the side ejects especial the phycologial ones ... then found entocort! It is my most amazing drug, works great.where predisone and other medixations decrease inflammation throughout the body entocort tagets just the intestine,so no bloated face, acting crazy etc etc ..just bliss also the other amazing drug I found was hyoscyamine (hope I spelled it right) get the sublingual..it desolves under your tongue and I instantly stops the spasms from crohns and the diareah ..it is my wonder drug never go anywhere without it AND no side effects..ask doc for script ..it's amazing!
I have been on Entocort for about 8.5 months and my gastro took me of of it because he was worried it would cause bone loss. I was taking 3 capsules a day, which is high. The Entocort was wonderful because it made me feel so much better. I had energy to get out and do yard work. Now I am on my 3rd month of methotrexate @17mg a week. I feel lousy, very tired, anxious and nervous. I'd rather be back on Entocort. Actually the generic form which is Budesonide 3 mg caps.
- Entocort Information for Consumers
- Entocort Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Entocort (detailed)
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