I have been on entocort twice now in my 7 years with UC. I didn't see results until about a month after taking the 9mg dose. At that point I only stayed on it for another 30 days then tapered down over a few weeks. I have had pretty good luck with it so far.
However, the most recent time I took it I also started the spinach/sunflower seed diet mentioned on this forum. I had excellent results with the diet. So I would say that the entocort got the healing process started without all the awful side effects of prednisone, and the diet took me into remission.
So give the entocort a chance for a few months before you give it up.
Diagnosed with moderate UC in 2002
Still serving 14 years in the Air National Guard
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