After being unable to get off Prednisone without flaring, I was on Entocort for about
three years. By the end of the first year, I had tapered to one capsule daily. It did help my symptoms but never put me in remission.
The bad news is I ended up with osteoporosis and a really bad fracture, diabetes and avascular necrosis in my shoulder. It may not be absorbed as much as Pred, but it was absorbed enough to cause me major health problems. Be careful.
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
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