Entocort worked almost instantly with me. I loved Entocort very much. I was on it for two years.
I didn't find any side effects with a 9mg dose/day--maybe just headaches and more pimples.
However, I have experienced long term side effects--red cheeks and stretch marks on my legs and arms. It's pretty ugly. I'm always achy now, not sure if that's from the Entocort but it could be.
At one point I was on 27mg/day (for two months) and with that high of a dose I experienced moodiness and slight moon face.
I think Entocort is worth a try, but it was hard to get off of it. I was only able to taper off of it (over 3 months) when I started Imuran.
I've considered Entocort my wonder drug.
Suffered for my whole life before being diagnosed.
Told to "Eat more fibre "
Salofalk 1500mg x 4/day
Entocort 6mg once a day Completely off as of 10/21/08. Took 2 years!
Imuran 150mg once a day
Post Edited (Asia) : 11/28/2008 5:19:36 PM (GMT-7)