I dont think Entocort is working.

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vid53
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   Posted 8/20/2007 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone been on 9 mg a day of entocort and then gone back on prednisone right away. Or did you have to wean off of the entocort first?
 
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   Posted 8/20/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
bump
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janetpjohn
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   Posted 8/21/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter was on entocort for a short time, years ago, and she went right back on prednisone. I think every doctor is different.
Janet

Dave D
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   Posted 8/21/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   

I am sure you can just jump from one to another. I did it the other way from Prednisone to Entocort.

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Retired male in late 60's. Perforated Colon in 92. Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis in 93. Uncontrolled flareup in 97 dictated J-pouch surgery. 04 Capsule endoscopy diagnosed as Crohns not UC. Emergency surgery in 05 to remove lodged camera capsule. Biopsies positively diagnosed Crohns at that time. 12/06 Unsucessfully tried Naltrexone(LDN). 2/07 developed scleritis of the eye, tearing and detaching the retina. Treated with high doses of Prednisone. 6/07 Eye is healing and currently taking Entocort counting on the residual (non-systemic portion) treating the eye. In October if eye is stabilized, will need cataract removal (obviously old steroid associated). Then surgey to the back of the eye to remove scare tissue caused by the detachment. The upside? Right now I only have to clean one side (lense) of my glasses.
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sbcgrace
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   Posted 8/21/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I always do prednisone and entocort together and stay on my full (9mg) dose of entocort while weaning off of prednisone. Then after about 2 weeks I start to wean myself off of the entocort. I have recently gotten so that when I get down to 3mgs of entocort my symptoms start returning - URQ pain and D. I'm staying on 3mgs of entocort until I'm ready to go for my first Remicade treatment.

Currently 3 x per day 1000mgs Pentasa, Aciphex, Lortab, Ambien, Librax (for spasms) & VSL#3 (for probiotics) or activia yogurt, back on the prednisone (10mgs this week) and Entocort (9mgs).

Headed back down the CT, SBFT road for a potential SBO.  Great.


njmom
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   Posted 8/22/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Theoretically, it should be easier to go from Entocort to Pred than vice versa, because Entocort is not a systemic drug.

However, going from pred to Entocort is a little trickier. Because pred is a systemic drug, affecting your entire body, so the whole body needs to be weaned off pred slowly, before going completely off pred and onto Entocort. 

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