Taper Schedule for Entocort

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Carnival Huckster
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/31/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor has started tapering me from Entocort -- 9mg down to 6mg.  I haven't yet talked to her about what the exact tapering schedule will look like.  She just wants to see how I do on 6mg before we go down further.  Does anyone else have experience with this?  How quickly did you end up tapering?
34 Year Old Male
Crohn's Disease for 12 Years
Current Medications: 9mg 6mg entocort (budesonide)
100% SCD for past 90 days (on and off for 10 years)
4,000 mg MSM for 30 days
Vitamins E, D, C
No surgeries


NostraHistoria
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 351
   Posted 10/31/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it depends on how you do. The second time I used it, I used 9mg x 8 weeks, 6mg x 16 weeks (?), and 3mg x 4 weeks - or so. I have heard of people using it chronically. Someone used it for a year or so on here.
27m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
Entocort 9 mg, Asacol 4 x 3, Flagyl 500mg x 3


Carnival Huckster
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 159
   Posted 10/31/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I guess it does depend on the individual. On pred I was able to taper from 40mg down below 20mg pretty quickly ... when I went below 10mg it used to get me every time (flare up.) I think my doctor is planning to bring me down to 3mg pretty quickly if things go well (within 2 weeks if I don't have any problems.) Today was my first day on 6mg ... wish me luck!
34 Year Old Male
Crohn's Disease for 12 Years
Current Medications: 9mg 6mg entocort (budesonide)
100% SCD for past 90 days (on and off for 10 years)
4,000 mg MSM for 30 days
Vitamins E, D, C
No surgeries

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