Be wary of the Entocort. I was steroid dependent and was on it for several years, first at three than at two caps a day. Every time I tried to drop below two I flared terribly again. It isn't supposed to have as many bad side effects as Pred, but I got osteoporosis (even with Fosamax and and calcium/D supplements) as well as avascular necrosis (a hideously painful bone disease which can be caused by steroids.)
Take it if you need it, but keep in mind it isn't appropriate for long-term use. It can give you problems just as bad as (and much more painful than) UC.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Co-Moderator UC Forum