I have many less side effects with Entocort I am on it now. When I am opn pred I have horrible joint pain, I was told by mult docs I had the worst weight gain RxN they had ever seen on pred, I get horrible moon face on pred night sweats insomnia etc. I do notice some of these symptoms on the entocort however they are way less like instead of 50 pound weight gain it has been 5, no real moon face, joints are ok, I still have sweats at night but not as drenched when I waken, insomnia still a bit but seems as thought I am a little more rested.
hope this helps
also same med as certain asthma inhalers as well (but be wary they can be mixed with lactose as a non stick agent or some sort of accelerant in the canister)