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General Information On Entocort
Entocort is an anti-inflammatory drug used for treating a bowel condition called Crohn’s disease. Budesonide belongs to the category of corticosteroid hormones which help prevent the release of chemicals that are responsible for causing inflammation. Although the medicine cannot cure the disease, it helps in relieving its symptoms such as liquid or soft stools and decreases the need of anti-diarrhea medicines. You can buy Entocort in the form of oral capsules that need to be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Side Effects for Entocort
Budesonide causes fewer side effects than any other corticosteroid, mainly because it functions in the gut of the patient and only a small amount is absorbed by the body. However, some mild side effects of the drug may include heartburn, headache, and nausea. This drug weakens your immune system and thus, you are not able to fight infections as usual. Therefore, you should immediately contact your doctor if you witness any signs of an infection like fever, chills, sore throat, or cough. Prolonged use of Entocort can sometimes result in yeast infections or oral thrush. You should inform your doctor if you notice a change in your vaginal discharge or see white patches inside your mouth. Some serious but rare side effects of Entocort may include unusual hair growth, puffiness in the face, easy bruising or bleeding, vision problems, unusual tiredness, muscle pain or weakness, slow healing of wounds, thinning skin, or mental or mood changes like depression, agitation, or mood swings. An allergic reaction to the drug can be identified by swelling of the face, throat, tongue or lips, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, or hives.
Your doctor will not ask you to buy Entocort if you have a liver disease, high blood pressure, eye disease like glaucoma or cataract, thyroid problem, diabetes, stomach or intestinal problems like ulcers or diverticulitis, brittle bones as in osteoporosis, any infection like tuberculosis or herpes, bleeding problems or mental conditions like depression, anxiety, or psychosis. You should limit your alcohol intake, as it may increase your risk of stomach bleeding when taken with Entocort. If this drug is given to a child for a long time, it may hamper his/her growth and thus, you should consult your doctor if your child is not growing as expected. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should take Entocort only when clearly needed, as its safety during these conditions has not yet been established.
You will be advised to take Entocort 3mg orally, once a day before breakfast. You should take this capsule with a full glass of water, without crushing, chewing or breaking it. This drug needs to be released into the colon and if it is crushed, it will not be released properly and its side effects will be increased.
Some products that may interact with Entocort include drugs that weaken your immunity such as cyclosporine and natalizumab, aspirin, salicylates, NSAIDs, blood thinners, and antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. Azole antifungals, macrolide antibiotics, rifamycins, and anti-seizure medications can also affect the removal of budesonide from your body, which may adversely affect its functioning.