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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/12/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Was just wondering if anyone here is taking or has taken Entocort 3?  I am currently in my first flare up in years and have recently doubled my Asacol from 3 per day to 6.  My doctor hopes this alone will help but if not.. I will start taking Entocort 3.. 3 times daily for 14 days.  I am a bit frustrated at this point and just want to get back to work but the pains are sometimes too much.  Are there any weird side effects to Endocort.. does it work....  I am confussed and dont like new drugs. :O(
Ulcertive Colitis Diagnosed May 2004
Asacol 400mg 3 times per day
currently experiancing a flare up... increased Asacol to 6 times per day and may possibly add ENTOCORT 3 taken 3 times per day

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 2103
   Posted 3/12/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I took it a couple years ago. It didn't work for me (nothing did then) but I know others have had success with it.
Good luck
19 years old
Diagnosed March 2005
Remission since January/April 2006 (incident with mono)
3200mg Asacol, 25mg Amitriptlyine, Ortho Tri-cyclen lo, Imodium when I need it
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30998
   Posted 3/12/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have pancolitis?

Entocort is used for treatment of the ileum and ascending colon...for UC, it won't do much unless you have pancolitis and are also on rectal meds to treat the area where it starts and will always be inflamed.

Rectal meds are not new...please discuss this with your doctor.

Hope you feel better soon.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 188
   Posted 3/12/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I am on Entocort. I have been on 6mg of Entocort for over a year. No side effects whatsoever and it's helped me a lot.
However, after a recent colonoscopy I started to flare. Now I am on 27mg of Entocort--9 pills. First thing I noticed was a couple of days after increasing the dose my rings would not fit. I've been on the high dose for 4 weeks. I have a little more acne that I normally would. I feel pretty "blah" and I've gained a couple of pounds. Otherwise, I feel great UC wise.

I'm waiting to see my doctor so I can taper.


Does anyone know if you actually NEED to taper off of Entocort?? I'm just assuming you do because it's baby pred. And when I was pregnant they had me tape from 9mg to 6mg.
Diagnosed with UC in August 2005. 
Suffered for my whole life before being diagnosed. 
Told to "Eat more fibre." 
Currently on:

Salofalk 1500mg x 4/day
6mg x 1/day
Entocort increased to:
9mg x 3/day as of 2.14.08

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 190
   Posted 3/13/2008 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
It's working good for me right now at 9mg. No side effects, but I don't have side effects from prednisone either. All my inflammation occurs in the lower 25cm, so I'm a little surprised it works as well as it does. I stopped the colocort about 3 weeks ago, and I've been fine. I plan to stay on 9mg indefinitely as long as I continue to be symptom free. At $5 per capsule it's expensive though.
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