The "usual" dose is the 3 mg 3 x daily. BUT, you might say that Entocort is not as STRONG a steriod as prednisone and certainly I've seen almost a wide open range of prednisone dosing. The total dosing regimen your husband has been put on including the taper is 8 weeks which sounds about right.
My gastro put me on 3 pills 1 x daily for 6 weeks, 1 week at 2 pills daily and 1 week at 1 pill daily. When in doubt call the doctor to clarify.
It may well be that your doctor wants to hit your husband's disease activity HARD whilst reducing the systemic side effects that prednisone is so prone to causing.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 7/9/2008 8:39:03 AM (GMT-6)