What is Entocort?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Budesonide

As an inhalant it is used for symptoms of seasonal or perennial rhinitis. Oral capsule: Treatment of active Crohn's disease (mild-to-moderate) involving the ileum and/or ascending colon; maintenance of remission of Crohn's disease (mild-to-moderate) involving the ileum and/or ascending colon.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Crohn's disease 22 18
Microscopic colitis 4 1
Ulcerative colitis 3 1
Bowel incontinence 1 0
Collagenous gastritis 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 6
Mild 2
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Entocort

Side effect Patients
Agitation 1
Decreased appetite 1
Dizziness 1
Heart palpitations 1
Heavy sensation in chest 1
Insomnia 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Entocort

Dosage Patients
3 mg daily 1
6 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Entocort

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 8
Did not seem to work 7
Course of treatment ended 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Entocort

Duration

Currently taking Entocort

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Entocort

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 9
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Entocort after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1

Patients stopped taking Entocort and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azathioprine (Imuran) 1
Infliximab (Remicade) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Entocort

Jul 15, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Didn't work for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 14, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This didn't work for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I wasn't on it long enough to properly evaluate it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This didn't do me any good.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I honestly don't remember anything about this drug. Sorry.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2005 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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