Well prednisone is dirt cheap and works quickly. Entocort is actually a synthetic corticosteroid, so they're nearly the same drug, although prednisone carries with it a much greater number of side effects. If it is something you'd only be taking for a short period of time while you waited for other meds to work, then I would suggest it. Most people who have been on prednisone for an extended period of time have a love/hate relationship, due to the fact that it works so well but at a cost, but short term/low dose usage has minimal (or no) side effects.
29f, PhD student, diagnosed with Crohn's ileocolitis in 2/06.
During the summer of 2006, I completed the Adacolumn Apheresis clinical trial, which helped me enjoy 2+ years of remission and more than one year med-free. During spring and summer of 2009 the symptoms slowly but surely began to return, and now I'm flaring again.
Colonoscopy/endoscopy scheduled for 9/10; barium X-ray scheduled for 9/18
Currently taking: 4g Pentasa, 20mg prednisone, 150mg Trazadone, multivitamin, vitamin D supplement
Post Edited (Vitak) : 9/6/2009 10:29:06 PM (GMT-6)