Post Edited (Laura G.) : 9/9/2009 12:59:45 PM (GMT-6)
What kind of a doc is this? A gastroenterologist?
People should NOT go cold turkeyof Entocort. 9 mg is a high dosage, and he has been on it a long time, so could face strong repercussions - not only a flare, but also, of course, adrenal insufficiency.
I'm not sure why he was at such a high dosage for so long. The manufacturer recommends 9 mg only up to 8 weeks to induce remission, and then after that, 6 mg for another three months to maintain mantenance.
My daughter's GI recommended a taper down to 6 mg for 2-4 weeks, then 3 mg for a month, then off but ONLY if no symptoms.