it is budesonide , the steroid in Entocort. It will have less side effect and damage to you body than Pred, but it will be very expensive name brand non-generic.www.medscape.com/viewarticle/777917
if I can't taper this year, I am going to ask for it.
IMO, better to taper in smaller increments than jump by 2.5mg from one day to the next.
11/08: ischemic colitis and scope perf colon. 12cm colon/ileocecal resected. IV antib:sepsis.
01/10: Dx: Mod. UC pancolitis
. Rx: Lialda 3x.
02/11: Major flare w/antib:sinus. Rx: 40mg Pred taper.
07/11: Histol remiss rt/trans; worse sigmoid. Rx: Rowasa & hydrocort
Curr: 3-6 loose stool w/ blood, limited urgency: Lialda, 10mg Pred (dependent), sf-Rowasa, VSL DS, Vit-D/C, Omg3