I have used Entocort a few times and it's worked every time for me. My doctor refuses to put me on Prednisone for any lengthy amount of time because of the terrible short and long term side effects. The first couple of flares I've had my doctor gave me a small dosage of Pred for a few days only and then I was on Entocort for about
6 months or so and once I started to feel better I got off of it. Entocort takes about
a month to get into your system and start working though so you won't feel better as fast as you would on prednisone but I find the end result is the same. For me I haven't noticed any side effects from Entocort but the short time I was on Prednisone (less than a month) I had a ton of awful side effects. Yes you can get Entocort in the US and yes it can be used for UC but some doctors say it's a Crohn's only drug, a friend of mine requested it for her UC instead of prednisone and her doctor turned her down saying it's only for Crohn's. If you have a good doctor that listens to you and knows the meds available I think you should be able to get it. Just do your research and take it in to your next visit and ask about
it. It can't hurt to ask. Maybe your doctor has a specific reason why he hasn't put you on it but maybe not.
~Was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2002.
Currently taking Colazal, Imuran, Prednisone, Entocort, Limotil occasionally and I am also on Remicade.