entocort and cortifoam

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JEG
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on entocort for a little over two weeks and am tapering from 9mg to 6mg and am using cortifoam am/pm plus still taking my 3x3 colazol a day.  I'm feeling a little better since the flare that started in the beginning of April, however the frequency and urgency are still there.  I go to the dr. today does it sound like I should try another medication or does entocort take this long to work?  They were waiting to put me on pred i think b/c I'm 6 mos pregnant.  Any advicde before the dr appt would be greatly appreciated!
 
thanks!
3x3 colazol a day
1000 mg canasa bedtime
3 entocort a day
1-2 cortifoam enemas as needed
prenatal vitamin


sore_guts
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 5/22/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried entocort a year ago before switching to prednisone.  I was on it 13 days before swithcing to pred.  I wish I had waited longer because now I've read others say it can take longer than 2 weeks to start working.  If the enenas I'm trying next dont work then I think I will ask for entocort again and wait longer - maybe 4 weeks?  I think if you can wait longer without jeaperdizing your or babys health then wait to see if the entocort starts to work.
 
sore_guts
 
36 year old female with left-sided UC
400 mg Asacol 4 pills 3 times/day lialda 1 pill 3 times/day
making some very light attempts using Rowasa enemas just cant seem to do these
iron supplements 3 times 1/day
multi-vitamin 1/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day
 
 


JEG
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 5/22/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so hard to wait, that was why I wanted some opinions from others.  But they are keeping me on entocort 3 mg for at least another week before tapering.  I had also switched to generic colazal about a month or so before the flair began, I don't think that caused it, but they are putting me back on the name brand to see if that does anything also.  Thanks for hte response!
 
3x3 colazol a day
1000 mg canasa bedtime
3 entocort a day
1-2 cortifoam enemas as needed
prenatal vitamin


bookworm21
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1766
   Posted 5/22/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI said that proctofoam takes 3-4 weeks to kick in, so maybe it's about the same for entocort and cortifoam?
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol/day, 1000 mg Canasa (caused side effects), Proctofoam
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 2 pills/day
Calcium chews
 


JEG
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 5/23/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be.  I'm just going to wait and see.  That's the hardest part I think.  Hoping it's going to work but not knowing if it will.  I also noticed that I've gotten a little bit better since I switched back from my generic colazal to the brand name formula.  In just a few days.  I don't know if it is the steroids kicking in finally, or if it's the colazal or a combo of both, but either way, I welcome feeling better :-) thanks for your responses!!!
3x3 colazol a day
1000 mg canasa bedtime
3 entocort a day
1-2 cortifoam enemas as needed
prenatal vitamin

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