Entocort is used for both UC and Crohn's. Like Prednisone, it is a steroid, but it's intended to release in the colon so much less is absorbed systemically and the side effects are usually less. It's used to induce remission, whereas the asacol is intended to maintain remission. The dosages prescribed for you are appropriate.
You'll want to observe some of the same precautions as with Prednisone. Taking it in the morning is more in tune with your body's natural rhythm and may help prevent the insomnia steroids sometimes bring on. Try to limit your salt intake and your nibbling between meals to help keep weight gain down. And, like Pred, it can give you gastro-esophageal reflux, so you may need to take something like Tums or Ranitidine to combat that.
Hope this gets you to a better place.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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