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Entocort can be prescribed to relieve symptoms of certain bowl conditions like Chrohn's disease, ulcerative colitis. Entocort also comes in the generic equivalent Budesonide and is an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid hormone. This can decrease the body's natural immune response and help reduce pain and diarrhea.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Entocort orally once in the morning with a tall glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Entocort at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system.
This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. You should not break apart of crush this medication as it can effect how the medication is absorbed in your body.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Entocort. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to eye disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, stomach problems, bleeding problems, and mental/mood conditions. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Entocort.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with how this medication is absorbed in your body. Avoid drinking or having grapefruit to ensure an effective treatment with Entocort.
Endocort's active medical ingredient is Budesonide and can interfere with vaccines and immunizations. You should avoid scheduling any immunization/vaccinations while taking Entocort. Additionally you should avoid people who have been recently had a vaccination.
While taking Entocort your body may not show signs of infection. Washing your hands and practising good hygiene can help prevent the spread of infections or other diseases. Avoid coming into contact with transmittable infections like the flu, measles or chickenpox.
There is a risk of stomach bleeding with regular use of alcohol while taking Entocort. Avoid or limit alcohol during your treatment with Entocort. Additionally you can speak with your doctor on acceptable limits of alcohol.
Long term use of croticosteroids can cause your body to have challenges responding to physical stress. You should tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication before any surgery, operations, or any procedures. If this medication is required for long term use have an ID bracelet or documentation to help identify the use of this medication in cases where you might be unable to speak or explain your condition.
Side effects can be: nausea, heartburn, stomach pain, indigestion, headache, thinning of the skin, easy bruising, runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, skin rash, or changes in your menstrual periods.
More serious side effects are: unusual tiredness, vision problems, easy bruising or bleeding, puffy face, unusual hair growth, mental/mood changes (such as depression, mood swings, agitation), or slow wound healing.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing these mentioned side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Entocort?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis and how you respond to the treatment over time.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. This drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
Q: Will I loose my immunity or any vaccinations if I take Entocort?
A: No, you will still retain your immunity, however, your immune system will less effective while taking this medication. Take precautions to avoid infections and transmittable diseases.
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