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Entocort EC

Name of the generic: budesonide (oral) vue-DES-onhide [bue-DES-oh-nide]
Names of brands: Ortikos, Tarpeyo, Uceris, Entocort EC
Drug class: glucocorticoids

What is Entocort EC?

Entocort, along with Ortikos Ortikos and Entocort, is prescribed to treat moderate to mild Crohn's disease in both children and adults aged 8 or older who weigh 55 lbs (25 kilograms) or greater. The medicines can also be used by adults for a period of up to 3 months in order to prevent the symptoms from recurring.Uceris is a medication used to treat mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) in adults.Tarpey can be used to lower the amounts of protein present in the urinary tract (proteinuria) in people who suffer from a kidney disease known as priming immunoglobulin nephropathy.Entocort EC may also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Entocort EC

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Entocort EC may cause serious adverse effects. Consult a medical provider immediately if you experience:

  • The adrenal glands are undergoing an increase in hormones: hunger, weight gain, redness of skin, slow healing of wounds, sweating, body hair growth, acne fatigue, mood swings, and muscle weakness. Missed menstrual cycles, sexual changes;
  • Diminished adrenal gland hormones decreased adrenal gland hormones: nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, decreased appetite, feeling fatigued or lightheaded, muscle or joint discomfort, or skin discoloration wanting salty foods;
  • Indications of symptoms or signs of infection Symptoms of infection include fever, chills, sore throats, and body aches. Unusual fatigue or loss of appetite. Bleeding or bruising.

Entocort EC can affect growth in children. Inform your doctor if your child's growth isn't at a regular rate when taking Entocort EC.

Common adverse results from Entocort EC may include:

  • Headache, dizziness;
  • Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation;
  • Fatigue;
  • Hypertension;
  • Back pain, muscle cramps, joint pains
  • Swelling of the lower legs, face, feet, and ankles;
  • Discomfort and burning sensations after you urinate;
  • Acne;
  • More hair or thicker on your face and body;
  • Symptoms of the cold, like nasal stuffiness, sneezing, a sore throat, or
  • Lower levels of adrenal hormones.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects.Report any adverse side effects directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Take only according to the directions. Inform your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergies.

Prior to using this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Entocort EC if you are sensitive to it.Inform your doctor if you were or have had

  • Tuberculosis;
  • Any kind of infection that is caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus, specifically those that cause chickenpox as well as measles;
  • High blood pressure
  • The immune system is weak (caused by illness or taking certain medications);
  • Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
  • A stomach ulcer;
  • Eczema;
  • Plan to undergo the procedure;
  • Any allergies
  • Diabetes, cataracts, and glaucoma (in either you or a member of your family)
  • Liver disease.

Steroids can affect the immune system, which makes it more likely for you to contract an infection or aggravate an infection you already suffer from. Discuss with your doctor any infection or illness you have suffered from in the last few weeks.

Consult your doctor if you are expecting, planning on becoming pregnant, nursing, or planning to breastfeed.Do not apply Entocort EC for children to treat any illness that has not been evaluated by your physician.

How do I take Entocort EC?

Follow all instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.It is recommended to take Entocort EC in the morning and drink large glasses of fluid.Take this supplement either with or without meals.Consume Tarpey in the morning, at least 1 hour prior to a meal.It is not recommended to stop taking Entocort EC suddenly. Follow your doctor's advice on increasing your dosage.Do not stop taking Tarpeyo without consulting your physician. Talk to your doctor if the medication seems to be not working.Do not crush or break tablets or capsules from Uceris, Tarpeyo, or Ortikos. Take it in whole.If you're unable to take an Entocort capsule in its entirety, you can open it and mix the medication with applesauce. Drink the mixture immediately, without chewing. Then take a cup of water.The dosage you require could change if you are undergoing surgery, sick, or under stress. Don't alter your dosages or schedule of medication without obtaining the advice of your physician.If you're taking Entocort EC long-term, you might need regular medical exams.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse.Keep tightly sealed to keep at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, do not take any missed doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.Long-term or high-dose use of steroid medications can cause skin thinning, easy bruising, shifts in the body's fat (especially on your neck, face back, waist, and face), a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual disorders, impotence, or a decrease in attraction to sexual activities.

Avoid this

Grapefruit could be in contact with Entocort EC and cause side effects. Avoid consuming grapefruit products.Avoid being around those with illnesses or suffering from illnesses. Consult your doctor to get preventive treatment in the event that you have been exposed to measles or chickenpox. These diseases can be severe and even fatal for those who take Entocort EC.

Interaction with other drug

There are times when it's not recommended to take certain medications simultaneously. Certain drugs may affect the blood levels and the other drugs you take, which could create side effects or render the medication less effective.

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using Entocort EC with any other medicine, particularly:

  • Reducers of stomach acids

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can also influence Entocort EC, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many potential interactions with drugs listed here.



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