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   Posted 11/25/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been newly diagnosed with crohns disease and am on entocort and am wondering what the side effects are i havent had any yet ive been on it for a week..

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   Posted 11/25/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Check out this thread for people's Entocort side effects...http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=878962
Just trying to be a "Regular Member".
Entocort 9 mg/day, Prednisone 20 mg/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. Increased Azasan to 150 mg 10/15/08. Discontinued Humira 11/03/08 after extreme fatigue and moderate muscle aches. Hoping to start Cimzia around Thanksgiving. 
I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jamisca, welcome to Healing Well. i have not been on entocort. there are ppl on here whom are on the drug.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 11/25/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healing Well, jamisca! I'm sorry that you recently got the Crohn's diagnosis but am really glad that you found us. How have you been doing since you began Entocort? Has it helped your symptoms?

I took Entocort for about 3 months. In the beginning I did not have any side effects from it. Then my symptoms flared and the GI added prednisone along with the Entocort. Then I ran into problems, more from the prednisone than the Entocort.

We have had a lot of people here have good success with Entocort. A few people have had some side effects. A list of the side effects reported from Entocort can be found here: http://www.rxlist.com/entocort-drug.htm

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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, lupus, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, peripheral artery disease, degenerative disc disease, and a host of other medical problems.

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   Posted 11/28/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to this a very friendly environment!

I am currently on Entocort and Imuran. I haven't really noticed any side effects being on Entocort. I believe everyone has there own reaction to the medication. The problem for me is I am still in pain, and using the washroom more often than I would like too :S .

I hope Entocort works for you!!! :-)
19 - Diagnosed with Crohn's for 5 years. ~ Waiting to backpack through Europe ~
Western Medication - Imuran & Entocourt
Natural Medication - Probiotics
Chinese Herbs for Inflammation

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