Budesonide is the steroid in Entocort and in Uceris.
Entocort is formulated to release the budesonide in the terminal ileum and in the ascending (right side of the) colon.
Uceris is formulated to release the budesonide throughout the colon.
Entocort was made specifically for Crohn's disease, because the terminal ileum and right side of the colon is a common
location for Crohn's to occur. It doesn't cover the left side of the colon well. But it can also be used for UC, because it can help the right side of the colon that is out of reach of enemas.
Uceris was developed with UC in mind, because it covers the left side of the colon better than Entocort does. But it can be used for Crohn's as well, especially for Crohn's colitis that affects regions in addition to, or instead of, the right side of the colon.
So, really, choosing which to use shouldn't be based on whether one has UC or Crohn's but rather on where one has inflammation that needs to be target and treated.
Post Edited (beave) : 4/25/2019 10:37:36 PM (GMT-6)