Entocort and fevers?

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jill in ca
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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone that is having fevers chronically ever found an this to be a side effect of Entocort?  Wondering if it is just a side effect of the annoying disease or if it is coming from something.  This is the first time I have used Entocort as maintenance instead of short term.
Jill in CA
Diagnosed with CD in 2004.  Currently taking Pentasa, Entocort, probiotics, fish oil, ultra inflamx powder.  Dairy and wheat free diet.  Only struggling now with fevers, everyday!  No surgeries yet.  Tried Mp6-gave me joint pain/tried remicade-gave me pneumonia

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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on Entocort EC for about 6 weeks. In the 5th week or so, I had bad fevers. I went to the hospital and they gave me hydrocortisone through via tube (like an IV) into my anus. It helped reduce the blood I was having, but I still was bleeding.

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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
In a long term Entocort study of 145 people, greater than 2% and less than 5% reported fever as a side eefect of the Entocort. So yes it is possible that Entocort caused your fever. In my experience, when a medication causes a fever, the fever occurs every time the medication is taken. I get a fever of over 102 degrees every time I take macrodantin, an antibiotic.
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