Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 5/18/2010 4:38:49 AM (GMT-6)
I took 9mg of Entocort earlier in the year for about 3 months. I did not get the same "moon face" I got with prednisone. I didn't have any side effects from taking it. I do think it helped with inflammation etc... One thing I will mention is you do need to taper off of it. I know some say you and some say you do not. The 2nd day after tapering down to 6mg--I got tenesmus like symptoms that were pretty severe. I had other issues going on too, but for me, a slow taper was must.
Good luck. I totally understand about not wanting the moon face. Prednisone does a number on me and I look TOTALLY different (not in a good way).