Blood sugar monitoring and Entocort

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jellybean1887
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   Posted 4/18/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
While on Entocort, should blood glucose levels be monitored in a non diabetic patient? I know that during prednisone therapy this is important, but what about Entocort?
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure. ~George Melton~"

Current Meds include:Sulfasalazine and Zofran. With a new doctor, forced to retry all the meds that haven't worked in the past :(


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 4/20/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jellybean 1887, I don't have any help in this, but wished someone would have something to post. Have you looked up the drug at the manufactures sight? Might help. Hope you are feeling well!

Megera
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I've read, it should only cause problems if you're on it long term and at a higher dose (say 9mg). If you're having blood sugar issues though you should probably ask your doctor about it.

I'm on Entocort (6mg for the time being) and my doctor hasn't mentioned it but I don't think he believes in side effects eyes
Current:
Dx: Crohn’s Ileitis as of 22/02/08
Rx: Salofalk 4g/day (26/02/08)
6mg Budesonide (for the next 6 weeks as of 04/04/08)

Discontinued meds:
Asacol 2.4g
Pentasa 4g

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