Hi Nikki. I have not taken Entocort myself, but I would think that 2 weeks is a reasonable amount of time to try it out before calling the doctor and asking some questions. Have you made any progress at all? You stated that you are at 4-6 bm's a day now, is that an improvement from where you were? If it is, then take a breath, and try to be happy for that at least. :)
Asacol and Pentasa are the same medication really, but they are released into your system differently. The coating of Asacol is broken down and the med is released in the large intestine. I have Crohn's only affecting that area, so Asacol is all that I need. Pentasa breaks down earlier in the system. (I honestly don't know when or where) I would guess that since your TI if affected, that's why you were given Pentasa instead of Asacol.
I would not hesitate to call your doctor and ask about the meds, if a dose adjustment may help, and how much difference you should expect to see so soon.
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