Hi..where in the colon is your UC? throughout or limited?
Entocort comes in oral and rectal forms...I'm assuming the doc gave you the capsules?
They start to dissolve in the small intestine before the ileum, but it does go into the colon as well. It won't, however, treat lower in the colon...which you would have if you have UC.
An addition of rectal meds would be helpful.
What other meds in the past were you on for UC? Have you tried any of the 5-ASA meds, oral or rectal, such as Asacol, Colazal, Rowasa or Salofalk enemas, Canasa suppositories?
Misdiagnosis happens when CD is in the colon, but Crohn's colitis can easily mimic UC in early stages. The early treatments are pretty much the same, however.
What symptoms are you having at this time?
Make a list of questions you need to ask the doc...maybe one should be to set up a c-scope with lots of biopsies.
Are you taking any other supplements?
Welcome to the forum,
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!