Time of day for Entocort?

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Irishmom4
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   Posted 8/22/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Do I have to take my 9mg's of Entocort in the morning or could I take it at night before I go to bed or even before supper? I know most people don't have any side effects on this drug but it makes me sick and I start back to work on Tuesday. Thanks for your help.
 
Elizabeth
 
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril,
 


Nanners
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   Posted 8/22/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I would try taking it at night then and see if it helps. Entocort being a steroid could cause some insomnia thats why its usually recommended to take first thing in the morning. Are you taking it with food? If not, you might want to try to taking it with food and see if that helps any.

Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

yankeespg23
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   Posted 8/22/2009 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
On the prescription bottle that I have for Entocort it says to take the pills in the morning.
I also take 9mg. I would not play around with it unless your Doctor tells you its ok to take it at night.
34 yr old Male from NYC, DX with Crohn's in oct of 1987
Resection in 1990
Switching to Remicade, Aug 6th. 2009
Entocort 3mg 3 pills each morning.
Currently on Humira pen shots, 40mg weekly. Cipro 2x a day.
Anemic again, Start Iron infusions August 31.


wanthealth
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   Posted 8/22/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Gail,

I notice that you are taking asacol.  Some years ago when I was on that drug I was living with some moderate to severe joint pains.  I used to have to walk down  stairs backwards, lift my leg with my hands in order to get into the car, and be helped out of a chair.  I haven't had those issues since I stopped taking the drug.  Just thought I'd  mention it in case it could pertain to your joint pains.   I'm a bit paranoid about drugs---I've had so many side effects.

Moodindigo,  CD, Humira induced Psoriasis, Entocort and Zantac

 


way2tired
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   Posted 8/22/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
   
    Hi...Do you need to take the entocourt all at once? I use to take one three times a day and it never bothered me. Would it be better that way?

Valerie3
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   Posted 8/22/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I always take mine all at once in the morning, but I've never experimented. It would probably be best if you asked your pharmacist or doctor, but I don't think it would matter all that much.

Nanners
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   Posted 8/23/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Moondingo,

Thanks for your thoughts. I have a definite diagnosis of Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia. I have had joint pain longer than I have been on Asacol, so I don't believe that is the culprit. Plus if I go off the Asacol I flare soon thereafter.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

njmom
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   Posted 8/23/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Entocort is supposed to be taken in the morning because of timing that coincides with your body's biorhythms, for instance, when it produces cortisol:

"If you are only taking budesonide (Entocort ECĀ®) once a day, take it in the morning, which is the time your body normally secretes cortisol. Take your doses at regular intervals."

http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:A1E27USUw8sJ:www.wecaremedicalmall.com/entocort.htm+entocort+morning+cortisol&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us 


Irishmom4
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   Posted 8/23/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Everyone for your help. I will take it first thing in the morning.

Elizabeth
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril,
 

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