I have been on Prednisone for 2+ yrs and yesterday my new GI switched me to Endocort. I have CD and SBS. Because of the SBS he wants me to take 3 capsules per day, but I'm concerned about the method: he says for the a.m. and bedtime dose, to empty the capsule into applesauce and injest it that way, and the mid-day dose to just swallow the capsule. I read on the endocort site that you should not empty the capsule, and always take it whole. Does anyone out there have any experience taking it this way? His reason is that he feels I won't absorb enough if I take the capsules whole, due to SBS. Would appreciate your feedback, thanks!!