ENTOCORT EC: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Crohn’s Disease “Budesonide helped well with my flare, but on the 3rd day I developed breathing issues, The 4th day is terrible and I am going to stop taking it because I have COPD and heart issues. Unfortunately I have similar problems with prednisone. I’ve had Crohn’s Disease for 50 years.”

phillycarole (taken for less than 1 month) September 18, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease, Maintenance “Been on it for 7 years. Works well for me, but I should find a better long term solution. Almost no flare ups. Minimal side effects since it’s only a locally absorbed steroid.”


For Inflammatory Bowel Disease “Did not work. Severe psychological and physical side effects requiring hospitalization.”

Dreaminventor (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2015

For Inflammatory Bowel Disease “Microscopic Colitis: I have already given a review on this medication but I wanted to add important information. The one thing I found is the generic Budesonide (bright pink capsule) does not work well as the brand Entocort EC. (gray and pink) I take whatever the pharmacy has available. This last refill was generic and while on it, all my symptoms returned. Saw my gastro and told him about it and he said he had one other patient that stated generic didn’t work for them. He prescribed brand only and it works like a charm. If you find you aren’t doing well on the generic, ask for brand. See if it makes a difference. It did for me.”

SherylR (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 8, 2014

For Crohn’s Disease “Stopped my Crohn’s Disease flare up very quickly and rather effectively.”

ladq January 12, 2014

For Inflammatory Bowel Disease “I was prescribed this for Collagenous (microscopic) Colitis and it worked immediately with the first dose. I take three 3mg capsules at once in the morning. I’ve been on it for 15 months straight with no side effects but I do have to have a bone density scan once a year. I have tried weaning off the medicine but my symptoms return so looks like I’m on this for life. Entocort is my miracle. It helps me live a normal life.”

Sherylro December 5, 2013

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