Entocort EC and fever?

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Sistermarie
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   Posted 7/10/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, I have been taking the Entocort EC (3 capsules in the morning) since Monday. On Wednesday, I started running a fever after dinner. It was about 101 degrees, and I felt like I had a fever but not sick otherwise. I suspected the Entocort, since that's the only thing that's changed. Today, it is still around 100. I'm not taking it tomorrow just to see if I feel better.
 
Has anyone had this wonderful side effect, and does it improve? Because I'm supposed to be taking this for 8 weeks. Otherwise, I feel good. Thanks!
 
 
Gale--New York Diagnosed with UC 6/9/08
 
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jujub
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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Entocort is a steroid, and lowers your resistance to infections. Be careful to watch for other signs of infection. I never had problems with fever when I was taking it.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
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Blue220
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   Posted 7/12/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I never had this problem either. I've been on it for about two months now. I'm nearing the end of it though. I haven't had any complaints from it.
21 years old

Diagnosed with moderate/severe UC June 2007(undiagnosed a while before that. It was terrible. I had to take most of my finals for that semester next to the bathroom).

Now taking Lialda 3x a day, and just started taking Entocort(3 pills in the morning) on 5/29/08. Now I'm down to just one a day for about a week then it's back to just my Lialda and iron.

Severely anemic, now taking 3 65mg iron tablets a day.


Sistermarie
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   Posted 7/13/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
 didn't take it on Friday and my fever disappeared. I took 3 on Saturdy morning, and while there was no fever I got a severe debilitating headache that lasted all day and all night. I really don't think this is for me.
 
 
Gale--New York Diagnosed with UC 6/9/08
 
On Asacol 4 pills 3x/day
Iron supplement, fish oil, magnesium, caltrate D, cerefolin NAC,
probiotics, alpha lipoic acid.


SwollenColon
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   Posted 7/13/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been using it for about 6 months with no problems. Got down to 1 pill every other day till I got a small sinus infection which (I presume) started a small flare. Started back on 3/day till I get back to normal. No side effects whatsoever since I've been using it. It's 99% non-systemic so I don't see how it could cause a fever or a headache, but I suppose it could.

jujub
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   Posted 7/14/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't assume it can't cause side effects just because it's less absorbed by most. It gave me osteoporosis and avascular necrosis. Still not a maintenance drug.
Judy
 
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.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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