I wasn't able to use it during my last flare because I am pregnant and it is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
my GI told me that when i get pregnant he wants me to go on entocort (budesonide in australia) to keep my flare under control.
im not on it now cuz im on 50mg of pred, but i plan on getting pregnant very soon and he said that i will need to go on it.
a maintenance dose along with my mesalazine.
budesonide/entocort does not get absorbed by the body like prednisone does so it is safer for pregnancy than the prednisone/steriods. it supposedly goes straight to work on the colon.
i've used budesonide/entocort before for about 3 months and i stopped as it is $200 a bottle. got a little spendy and i wasnt seeing any results. so im not sure how good it works.
but im wondering about the whole pregnancy thing and who is right...
should i take it or not while pregnant?
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only.
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
50mg imuran 1x 8pm stopped it to try and have a baby
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
colifoam 1x at night
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww