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   Posted 2/6/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone had any luck with this as an alternative to prednisone?

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 2/6/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried it once for a mild flare, and it did work for me. It took longer to work than the Prednisone, though... about 2 weeks or so.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 2/6/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
works very well for me
Diagnosed in spring 2005 at age 28
Currently on 12 asacol pills a day + Entocort

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/6/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I think its a great alternative its a hell of a lot better than prednisone

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1614
   Posted 2/6/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Be patient with this drug. It took me about a month for this to start working. Well worth it though, I was on pred for 3 weeks and I swear never again unless absolutely nessesary.

Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 2/6/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I was put on entocort with my last major flare and it was a miracle. I noticed a change for the better within 24 hours. Plus it doesn't have the horrible side effects of prednisone (gaining weight, round face, turning into a psycho, etc.). Good luck!

lived with UC for 7 years
Colozal (12 pills a day)
Entocort (3 pills a day)

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 2/6/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on it after pred and it worked for a couple weeks then stopped. But it sounds like a lot of people have had success with it :)
Diagnosed in September 2004
In remission since January 2006
Currently on Asacol, amitriptlyine, ortho tri-cyclen lo, some immodium
"If you don't like it, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

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