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Entocort EC

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Q: What kind of side effects can I expect from Entocort EC?

A: a puffy face and neck :( and maybe you will get crabby

Q: Entocort EC for IBD ?
I am having a “flare-up” with my IBD and my doctor prescribed Entocort EC. I am concerned about the fact that grapefruit can increase the amount of Entocort in my blood.

1) Can I eat grapefruit, and how much can I eat, and

2) Will I most likely be able to stop taking the medicine after my flare-up is over? I also take Pentasa.

A: hi x, I am a crohnie like yourself. I’ve been on Entocort for a awhile. I don’t eat grapefruit as I don’t want any problems. Ask your GI or pharmacist how much you can eat.

As for stopping the medication, I was told that I’d be on it for a lifetime unless a problem arises. Ask your GI about it.

For more information on crohn’s, check out the crohn’s and colitis foundation’s site. It has tons of stuff like the latest meds, diet, women’s/men’s issues, surgery, coping, a hotline, a live chat, and an open forum where you can post questions to others like yourself.

My heart goes out to you as I am in a flare as well. Being in pain stinks and feeling like nobody understands what you are going through is just as bad. I hope you feel better soon.

Q: I have Crohn’s, and I’m on entocort ec 9mg daily, why do I have to taper off of it? been taking it for 3 month

A: When you take something for that long your body gets used to having the drug in the same amounts all the time. If you just stop taking it or taper off to quickly your body will experience withdrawl symptoms and you will get very sick. Its just like when an alcoholic stops drinking. They have to taper off or they could die from alcohol withdrawl. If you have any other questions you should consider asking a pharmacist. They know a lot about drug and dosages. They can explain exactly what a drug does to your body.

Q: ii you take a second Entocort tablet by mistake, what can happen?
ENTOCORT EC 3 MG CAPS

A: “The most common side effects of ENTOCORT EC are headaches, infection in your air passages (respiratory infection), nausea, and symptoms of hypercorticism (too much steroids in your body). Symptoms of hypercorticism may include an increase in the size of the face and neck, acne and bruising. Most symptoms of too much steroids in your body occur less often with ENTOCORT EC than with other corticosteroids.” from http://www.entocortec.com/Patient/

So I would think this would be overdosing. It shouldn’t show up immediately however. But you might want to call your doctor.

Q: Can you take ibuprofen (an NSAID) and bupropion (steroid) if you are taking Entocort (a corticosteroid)?
Abridged interactions from http://fdb.rxlist.com/drugs/drug-22007-Entocort+EC+Oral.aspx?drugid=22007&drugname=Entocort+EC+Oral

This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: live vaccines.

If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting budesonide.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove budesonide from your body (azole antifungals), barbiturates including phenobarbital, cimetidine, HIV protease inhibitors, macrolide antibiotics, rifamycins, St. Johns wort, certain anti-seizure medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS such as ibuprofen, naproxen), drugs for diabetes, quinolone antibiotics, drugs that affect the immune system, bupropion, aldesleukin, amphotericin B, mifepristone, licorice (glycyrrhiza).

A: As always, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist and not take the advice of people on YA. I am not a doctor or pharmacist.

That said, those three drugs work on entirely different receptors and shouldn’t interact. Assuming your liver is healthy and you are on reasonable doses of each drug, you should be okay. However, the previous answer was correct that Bupropion is not a steroid, it is a class of anti-depressant called a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is marketed as an anti-depressant as Wellbutrin, and a smoking-cessation therapy as Zyban.

Q: White-coated toungue and weird/almost bitter taste in mouth?
Hello,

Can anyone provide some insight to this? I have been taking 2 oral meds: Doryx(Doxycycline) and Entocort EC everyday since early-mid June, and just this week a couple days ago, I started to get a weird taste in my mouth and a white coat on my tongue, especially the back of it…
Any info??

Thank you!

A: Sounds like thrush. That is basically a yeast infection/overgrowth in your mouth.
The antibiotics kill off bacteria throughout your system, including the ‘good’ bacteria that naturally live in the mouth [and vagina like another answer said]. Without those bacteria your body has a hard time keeping the yeast in check, it overgrows and you might get thrush or vaginal yeast infection.
Talk to your doctor, they can give you antifungal medication to get rid of it. For now drink a lot of water and try not to eat much sugary food or at least rinse your mouth out well afterwards [yeast lives on sugar].

Q: Does this sound like a perianal abscess?
Hello, I was told i had crohns’s Disease over a year ago and since then have lost a lot of weight. I can’t really get to my doctor like I should because I have 5 kids and nobody to help me. I have been on Entocort EC (9mg) since january and Asacol (on and off)

Well, the thing is that I have a lot of hemorrhoids (inside and out). I always got them when I was pregnant but since my last child who is 3 they have not gone away. Sometimes they aren’t painful but they are still there. I always have lose bowels and haven’t had a formed one in about 2 years. Anyway my concern is that I went to the bathroom which is pretty much always painful because of the hemorrhoids and I was cleaning myself and applying a cold rag. I started to push around the area of the hemorrhoids and I felt something hard in between my rectum and tail bone towards the right side. I pressed on the left side in the same spot to see if it was just something on the inside that is normal but didn’t feel anything on that side so I pressed on the right side again. It feels pretty large and there is some pain when I press. It is not bulging out and if I never started pushing around I would have never known it was there. I started to google about abscesses and read about the painful surgery to drain it. I have very bad anxiety and am freaking out now. I want to know if it’s possible to just ask the doctor for antibiotics and if it could pop and drain on it’s own? Like i mentioned at this time i do not have help with my kids and can’t go through the pain I read about when they drain it and I will never take pain medication that is stronger then Tylenol. I don’t like feeling funny and don’t want to become addicted to anything. Plus I have my kids I have to be alert for.

Is this something that I can just leave and it will resolve on it’s own if I take antibiotics until I can do something when I would have help with my kids. Sorry about any typo’s or if something doesn’t make sense but I am having really bad anxiety right now because of this.

***UPDATE***

I went to my GI doctor today and he tried to give me a rectal exam but I had to ask him to stop because of the pain. Like I mentioned, I have a lot of hemorrhoids on the outside (painful) and on the inside. I’m not sure if he was able to feel what I was complaining about. I showed him how it is draining in the pad that I had on. He took some blood and told me that he really needs to do a colonoscopy and i really need to find someone to watch the kids. That is going to be impossible till October so I don’t know what to do. He prescribed Flagel (metronidazole) 250 mg. 4 times a day. I am still having anxiety about what it can be and I was thinking if it was something very serious he would have sent me to the hospital but then I am thinking maybe because I am letting him know I don’t have anyone to watch my children that that’s the reason he didn’t send me. When I stand it feels like a throbbing headache and after going to the bahroom it hurts for a while but when I sit I am ok. He mentioned something about a fistula but from what I read it sounds like a abscess. Does anyone have any ideas or can assure me that i will be ok until I can let him look with the scope in Oct. I am having so much anxiety that I can;t eat and am losing weight from that now and not the crohn’s.

A: You need to find someone to watch your children for a couple of hours and someone that can drive you back and forth from the colonscopy. The problem might be a prolapsed rectum. This might be what you’re feeling and not an abscess. Either way, you need it cared for now, not in October. An abscess is full of infection and a prolapse caught early enough can be fixed without surgery. If either of these conditions get any worse before then you might end up in the hospital for days, and not hours. Your priority should be your children, but what happens when you can’t help them anymore? When mommy is sick the entire family suffers. The stress alone will and is eating at your health. You’re losing weight from too much anxiety related stress which weakens the immune system. You have 5 children that will suffer when mommy gets swine flu because her immune system was weak and 1 child came down with it, now the entire family has swine flu, what happens then? Please reevaluate your situation right now. A simple out patient procedure now can save you from allot more intense things going wrong later. Consider the children’s highest priority first YOU. Good luck and God Bless

Q: Crohns: Why am i stressed Now Please help?
Hi

Just this month i was diagnosed with crohns. they put me on two medications, these two medicans are Entocort EC which is 3 capsuls a day and ASACOL 400mg 1 pill every 8 hours. I also take Concerta 1 pill a day (but only on week days)

Recently i have become extremly stressed and also i cant think strait. In class i cant pay attention. But i am mainly conciderd about this stress which i never was befor this medican.

i have checked the internet and read the medican company website. Unfortunitly they used big medical termed words that a 15 year old would not undersand.

I am scared about having another flare up but i dont feal myself PLease someone help me and explain what is going on. ONLY ANSWER THIS IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER DONT MESS ME UP

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Q: IS THIS A perianal Abscess?
Hello, I was told i had crohns’s Disease over a year ago and since then have lost a lot of weight. I can’t really get to my doctor like I should because I have 5 kids and nobody to help me. I have been on Entocort EC (9mg) since january and Asacol (on and off)

Well, the thing is that I have a lot of hemorrhoids (inside and out). I always got them when I was pregnant but since my last child who is 3 they have not gone away. Sometimes they aren’t painful but they are still there. I always have lose bowels and haven’t had a formed one in about 2 years. Anyway my concern is that I went to the bathroom which is pretty much always painful because of the hemorrhoids and I was cleaning myself and applying a cold rag. I started to push around the area of the hemorrhoids and I felt something hard in between my rectum and tail bone towards the right side. I pressed on the left side in the same spot to see if it was just something on the inside that is normal but didn’t feel anything on that side so I pressed on the right side again. It feels pretty large and there is some pain when I press. It is not bulging out and if I never started pushing around I would have never known it was there. I started to google about abscesses and read about the painful surgery to drain it. I have very bad anxiety and am freaking out now. I want to know if it’s possible to just ask the doctor for antibiotics and if it could pop and drain on it’s own? Like i mentioned at this time i do not have help with my kids and can’t go through the pain I read about when they drain it and I will never take pain medication that is stronger then Tylenol. I don’t like feeling funny and don’t want to become addicted to anything. Plus I have my kids I have to be alert for.

Is this something that I can just leave and it will resolve on it’s own if I take antibiotics until I can do something when I would have help with my kids. Sorry about any typo’s or if something doesn’t make sense but I am having really bad anxiety right now because of this.

A: If it is a Perianal abscess you would want it treated via surgical drainage. These days the abscess is most likely caused by e-coli or mrsa in that region. I would have it checked, especially since those types of abscesses can burrow deeper as opposed ot working their way to the surface. Best of luck.

Q: Does this sound like a perianal abscess?
Hello, I was told i had crohns’s Disease over a year ago and since then have lost a lot of weight. I can’t really get to my doctor like I should because I have 5 kids and nobody to help me. I have been on Entocort EC (9mg) since january and Asacol (on and off)

Well, the thing is that I have a lot of hemorrhoids (inside and out). I always got them when I was pregnant but since my last child who is 3 they have not gone away. Sometimes they aren’t painful but they are still there. I always have lose bowels and haven’t had a formed one in about 2 years. Anyway my concern is that I went to the bathroom which is pretty much always painful because of the hemorrhoids and I was cleaning myself and applying a cold rag. I started to push around the area of the hemorrhoids and I felt something hard in between my rectum and tail bone towards the right side. I pressed on the left side in the same spot to see if it was just something on the inside that is normal but didn’t feel anything on that side so I pressed on the right side again. It feels pretty large and there is some pain when I press. It is not bulging out and if I never started pushing around I would have never known it was there. I started to google about abscesses and read about the painful surgery to drain it. I have very bad anxiety and am freaking out now. I want to know if it’s possible to just ask the doctor for antibiotics and if it could pop and drain on it’s own? Like i mentioned at this time i do not have help with my kids and can’t go through the pain I read about when they drain it and I will never take pain medication that is stronger then Tylenol. I don’t like feeling funny and don’t want to become addicted to anything. Plus I have my kids I have to be alert for.

Is this something that I can just leave and it will resolve on it’s own if I take antibiotics until I can do something when I would have help with my kids. Sorry about any typo’s or if something doesn’t make sense but I am having really bad anxiety right now because of this.

A: Sounds more like a hemorrhoid. I agree that abscesses are painful all the time, not just when pressed on. But certain hemorrhoids can also be painful much of the time. I also agree that you need to get someone to watch the kids so you can take care of yourself. Don’t under rate your own importance or continually put the needs of others ahead of your own. Check with your local church for help with this if you have no nearby relatives.

No it’s not possible to “just ask the doctor for antibiotics”. Whatever this turns out to be, it must be managed appropriately. FYI: You cannot become addicted to pain medications by having an incision and drainage. Get that out of your head right now. You would get only enough medication to get you through this and no more than that. And you wouldn’t be taking it long enough to become addicted. The bottom line is that no doctor can help you until this has been examined and evaluated.

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