Dr-A is right - this is not a systemic drug. It really only effects the area of body it's applied to, with a minimal amount getting into your bloodstream (my doc told me this). I used cortenema for quite a while with absolutely no pred-like side effects.
DX: Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08) and IBS
What Worked: Spinach/Sunflower Seed Diet & IBS Diet (www.helpforibs.com)
What Didn't Work: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema, Asacol, Iron, Zoloft, Acidophilus.