What exactly is Entocort?

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bookworm21
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   Posted 5/29/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I've seen that a lot of people here have taken or are taking Entocort. Is it also a oral steroid like Prednisone? Are its side effects better than Prenisone's?
Also, what is a 6MP?
 
(Rifaximin hasn't been working for me, so my GI is going to try to prescribe Prednisone now, which I am seriously trying to avoid.)
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Seasonal allergies
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Red_34
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   Posted 5/29/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Here is a link that will tell you more about Entocort.  You may have to copy and paste - not sure.

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-22007-Entocort+EC+Oral.aspx?drugid=22007&drugname=Entocort+EC+Oral

Also, 6mp is also called mercaptopurine and it's an immune suppressing medication.  It lowers an over active immune system and allows the colon to begin healing.  Usually this med is used in people that are steroid dependant or not responding well to traditional 5-ASA's.  6mp and Imuran are the same class of drug.  Imuran though breaks down to 6mp in the liver and some people respond better to one or the other.  That is usually determined by the Prometheus test and liver function tests.


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