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aned
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   Posted 3/30/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I could not tolerate Asacol so my dr. switched me to Entocort which I am not reading anything about here?  Anyone else have any success with this drug? or side effects?

camjames
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   Posted 3/30/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Theres actually alot of people in the crohn's forum on entocort. You may want to give that a looksy.

aned
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   Posted 3/31/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I appreciate the info. and I will. Is entocort not a common medication to treat UC?

jano437
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   Posted 3/31/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on entocort and I loved it. It does though take awhile for it to work. It takes about a month for it to start working. There is little side effects. With me, I had a headache and pressure for about a week, then it goes away. Minor swelling with it also in hands and feet that only lasts a couple of days. It is so much better than that evil pred.
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium


shortstuff
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   Posted 3/31/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Entocort now for almost 3 weeks and it has been my miracle drug! I refuse to go back on Prednisone, so this was the next best option. I am noticing a little weight gain, but it's not bad since I lost weight during this flare anyways, and I too have some swelling in the feet. Other than that, it has been great. It took about 2 weeks to start working, but now I have solid poo again! haha
22-High School Student Teacher

Pentasa- 4 pills 3x a day
Cortenemas nightly
Entocort 3 pills a day

Currently flaring =/


gdfairy
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   Posted 3/31/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I read, entocort only reaches the small intestine and ascending colon, and not the decending colon where UC'ers need it.  Why was this prescribed to you?  My PA suggested I try this for my latest flare, but I don't see the point.

Left sided UC 4.5 years
Current Meds: Lialda 3 in the morning, one at night
Multi Vitamin/Mineral/Fish oil, Biotin
cortenema or cortfoam when suspect flare coming on.
 
 


shortstuff
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   Posted 3/31/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it starts to absorb when it reaches the small intestine, but it is still working for me and my UC!
22-Student Teacher

Pentasa- 4 pills 3x a day
Cortenemas nightly
Entocort 3 pills a day
Iron daily
Fish Oil daily


There is a light at the end of the tunnel!! Could be coming out of my flare!


aned
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   Posted 3/31/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Even with insurance, Entocort is very expensive. My doctor said at least six months on the drug.....ouch!

jano437
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   Posted 4/1/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
gdfairy said...
From what I read, entocort only reaches the small intestine and ascending colon, and not the decending colon where UC'ers need it.  Why was this prescribed to you?  My PA suggested I try this for my latest flare, but I don't see the point.

The main reason my doctor perscribed this to me was that he hates pred, and if another steriod can get me in control it is well worth it. (which it did)

Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium

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