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Back on Entocort

Just today, I was put back on Entocort and the indication I got from the nurse practitioner is that I would probably be changing biologics.

my little penguin

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Did they say why ???

Biologics are not as scary as they look
Ds has been on humira for almost three years
Good luck finding a new better option
So you can get your crohns to a good place
Cimzia worked for a while then failed. I developed an allergy to Remicade. I guess they figured Stelara isn't working. I don't know what is going to happen for sure what will happen after I see the specialist. I know they said during my last visit to the GI if anything showed up on the enterography that I would go to the specialist and maybe change biologics.
If you recieved the pamphlet with it I think it says studies have shown best efficacious benefit is first 3 months. That's probably individual though and some may respond to longer periods.
How long can one stay on Entocort?
Not sure exactly, but quite long, minimally a few months. Because it's a corticosteroid, and works specifically in the gut, it can be thee treatment for someone with crohns to bring them out of flare. It's better than predinsone because of this, so less side effects. That's what wad explained to me when I used it. It didn't work for me though, hence now the methotrexate. ;-)
This is actually what the patient leaflet says. I wasn't sure if I was remembering it correctly so I looked it up:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - INDICATIONS AND USAGE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ENTOCORT EC is a glucocorticosteroid indicated for:
• Treatment of mild to moderate active Crohn’s disease involving the ileum
and/or the ascending colon. (1.1)
• Maintenance of clinical remission of mild to moderate Crohn’s disease
involving the ileum and/or the ascending colon for up to 3 months. (1.2)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
• Mild to moderate active Crohn’s disease: 9 mg once daily in the morning
for up to 8 weeks. Repeated 8 week courses of ENTOCORT EC can be
given for recurring episodes of active disease. (2.1)
• Maintenance of clinical remission of mild to moderate Crohn’s disease:
6 mg once daily for up to 3 months. Continued treatment with
ENTOCORT EC 6 mg for more than 3 months has not been shown to
provide substantial clinical benefit. (2.2)
It means in studies it was shown to not have a substantial benefit but some individuals might find it does while others will not.