Entocourt CR -- anyone have luck with this?

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 619
   Posted 11/9/2007 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, my last Remi infusion never really kicked in. It offered a slight improvement for a few days, then back to feeling unwell all the time, fatigued and in the bathroom a lot. Yesterday my GI decided to try me on Entocourt CR to hopefully get me out of this long flare and off the Prednisone completely. Love to hear anyone's experience with this drug and how long it took before you had results or knew it wasn't doing anything for you.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade: 1st infusion 7/21/07; 2nd infusion 8/18/07; 3rd infusion 10/13/07
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, holding taper at alt. 5/0 mg; 9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needd; Lexipro, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day;
[2/22/07 started Imuran, off within two weeks due to bad reaction]

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 11/9/2007 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Entocort for over a year.  I tried to wean myself from Colazal and put myself in a flare.  Entocort was prescribed and the bleeding subsided within a few days.  I have my post colonoscopy appt. with my GI in a couple of weeks.  Depending on the results, maybe I can start to take a smaller dosage of either or both. 

Left-sided UC Diagnosed 2004
Iron Deficiency Anemia Diagnosed 2007
Indeterminate Dysplasia Biopsy Result 2006   
Colazal  -  3X3 daily 
Entocort - 3 daily
Folic Acid 
Ferrous Sulfate - 325 mg X3 daily
Vitamin C - 500 mg 
Canasa - As Needed

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 955
   Posted 11/10/2007 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
i tried it for a few months and didnt have any changes or improvements so i stopped as its $200 for me.

doctor wants me to go on it for maintenance when i get pregnant as i stopped the imuran for that reason.
so i will be trying it again next year.

entocort for me is called budesonide over here in australia.
31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..
this current year long flare is now severe on left side only.
just got out of hospital with 200mg of hydrocortisone injections a day
50mg prednisone 1x  8am
50mg imuran 1x  8pm
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
2.5mg endone (oxycontin) every 4-6 hours for pain
VSL#3 didnt work
Aloe Elite didnt work
Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww

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