Entocort is a steroid prescribed to treat mild to moderate Crohn’s disease. Entocort treats Crohn’s symptoms by reducing inflammation in the intestine and colon.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Entocort exactly as prescribed.
Avoid eating grapefruit while taking Entocort.
Entocort is a steroid that may weaken your immune system. Take extra care to avoid contagious illness while taking Entocort.
Before taking Entocort, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Entocort include:
Other side effects include:
How long will I have to take Entocort?
Entocort is usually prescribed for a specific treatment course of up to 8 weeks. Your doctor may have you continue Entocort for up to 3 months, but it isn’t usually prescribed for longer than this time.
Will I get “moon face” while taking Entocort?
“Moon face” is a common side effect of Entocort and other steroid drugs. It’s caused by both weight gain and redistribution of fat in the face. This side effect is temporary, and should go away when you stop taking Entocort.
Can I split an Entocort capsule?
Entocort capsules are formulated to be released after they have passed through most of your gastrointestinal tract. Splitting or tampering with the capsules can increase side effects or make this drug less effective.