I've been on Entorcort 3 times over the past seven years and have never noticed any side affects. I think prednisone worked much better for me in terms of stopping a flare quickly, but the side affects are awful. I'd rather take Entorcort for 3-6 months and get over the flare slower than deal with the prednisone side affects.
As Crohns drugs go, I consider Entorcort to be one step above the 5-ASA drugs, which are also well tolerated and have few, if any, long term side affects. It's way safer than the 'harder' drugs, like Remicade, Humira, Imuran, 6-mp, etc....
Everyone is different, so none of us really knows how a new drug will affect us until we try it. I hope it works for you.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
Wow, this is the thread I needed today. I just got done having a huge series of tests -- blood work, stool tests, abdominal CAT scan -- to check on flare up issues. My doctor just sent me a letter with a prescription for Enticort, and this thread helped me feel better about taking it. I'm currently on Pentasa, Flagyl(just for 10 days) for the mild infection and now Enticort.
I really appreciate that I can come here and find people who have experienced what I'm going through.
Post Edited (sierra1) : 12/8/2007 2:50:18 AM (GMT-7)