entorcort , how long?

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   Posted 4/3/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
How long does it take entocort to start working...3 capsules once a day?

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   Posted 4/3/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
my doc told me it could take up to two weeks, I however noticed a difference within a week....
42 year old woman diagnosed with UC 1991, Jpouch surgery 1992, Crohn's diagnosis 2009
Current meds: 500mg 2x's daily cipro, 800mg xifaxin, 9mg entocort, Humira (started 3/23/09), synthroid

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   Posted 4/3/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on it for almost a month and I started feeling better within a few days, but I still have some days where I'm in quite a lot of pain.

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   Posted 4/3/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah entocort usually kicks in within a week, but you won't see full effects until about a month later. Remember to take them all at once in the morning with breakfast and take your calcium supplements to help prevent osteoporosis if you think your going to be on entocort for awhile.

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   Posted 4/8/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on Entocort for a little while with limited success, and then added a daily dose of Cipro and had almost immediate improvements. I was on that combination for over a year, and it worked very well. (Unfortunately, it's not good to be on either of those meds for long term, so I've switched to Humira... which is also working well!)

Good luck!
Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in Jan 2007, though sick since mid 90’s. Currently on Humira and Protonix. Have had success with Entocort and Cipro; negative experience with Methotrexate.

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   Posted 4/8/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   

I have question for the ladies.

Have any of you ever had any vaginal bleeding while on Entocort? I'm not talking about menstruations. I mean in between your period.

It's hardly anything but i've been seeing this for the past 2 days and i've been on Entocort for 2 weeks now.


26 years old
CD for 20 years
Bowel resection in Dec. 2006
Pentasa 4000mg
Entocort 6mg

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   Posted 4/8/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Miss_82 - I've only been on it for one cycle, but my last period came a week early, and started with some light spotting for a couple of days before.

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   Posted 4/8/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw a difference in about a week using 3mg 3 tabs daily. Am down to 3 mg 2 tabs daily & hope to decrease dosage to 3 mg daily this month,
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