The medicinal ingredient in Entocort is budesonide which is an anti-inflammatory drug (glucocorticosteroid).
Entocort is prescribed to patients to treat mild to moderate active Crohn’s disease. Although this medication is not a cure, it helps to reduce related symptoms like stomach pain and diarrhea.
The body’s natural immune response makes certain chemicals which cause inflammation. The way Entocort is thought to work is by reducing the release of these chemicals and thereby reducing the inflammation.
Take Entocort orally before meals. You should avoid consuming grapefruits or grapefruit juice since regular intake can increase the absorption rate of the active ingredient in Entocort (other fruits are fine to eat, including oranges). Make sure that you swallow the capsule whole with water. The Controlled-Release formulation means that capsule passes through the stomach intact and then the small grains of medication are gradually released in the small bowel. Follow the dosage instructions of your doctor. It may take two to four weeks to feel improvement.
Usually the side effects of Entocort are mild to moderate. Low potassium levels in the blood may also occur. Speak to your doctor if you find any of the following side effects bothersome:
These may not be all the side effects of Entocort Capsules.
Entocort should not be used if you:
Before taking Entocort, tell your doctor if you have any health problems like the following:
It is also important to let your doctor know if:
Store Entocort at room temperature. It is important to keep this medication dry so keep the capsules in the same container that you received them in. There is a drying agent inside this container which will ensure that moisture does not damage the capsules.
Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is a group of disorders that cause prolonged inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease is one of the most common diseases in this group and causes inflammation mostly in the last part of the small intestine and the first part of the large bowel. Symptoms usually develop slowly and may include diarrhea, fatigue, cramping and blood in the stool. Remission is a period of time when you do not experience any signs or symptoms.
When you are suffering from Crohn’s disease, your doctor may prescribe Entocort Capsules to help alleviate the symptoms. When you receive your prescription from your doctor, you can order this medication at YouDrugstore. We are an online pharmacy based out of Canada which means that you can purchase Entocort Capsules at the same price Canadians pay. All that is required is that you to register for a free account on YouDrugstore.com and then send us your prescription. After we have received all of the necessary information our team of qualified pharmacy technicians and physicians will review your order. You can ask your doctor to fax us your prescription directly from his or her office to make the process even easier. When you buy from YouDrugstore, we will ship your order directly to your home at an affordable shipping rate. We even offer free shipping for all orders over $100. With Crohn’s disease, it may sometimes be difficult to go outdoors. With YouDrugstore, you can purchase Entocort Capsules from the convenience of your home and receive your medication directly at your door.