ENTOCORT EC (Budesonide)
ENTOCORT EC (Budesonide)
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Why is Entocort EC prescribed?
Entocort EC, with generic name Budesonide, is prescribed to treat Crohn’s disease, a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive tract.
What does it do?
Budesonide is a corticosteroid, which reduces irritation and swelling of the digestive tract, thus relieving the symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, weight changes, and eventually malnutrition.
How should I use it?
Entocort EC comes in 3mg capsules, taken whole (not opened, chewed, or crushed), with or without food.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only use this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
Taking the dose properly at the scheduled time is needed to attain the desired effect of the drug. If you forgot to take your medicine, immediately take the next dose to make up for the missed dose. However, if it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and catch the next dose at the regular time. Never take two doses just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Entocort EC?
Avoid intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking this medication.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical and vaccination history, and any allergic reactions to Entocort EC or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Entocort EC, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Back pain
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Serious side effects include:
- Hoarseness and difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swelling of any part of the face or limbs
- Itching, hives, or rash
- Vision changes
- Acne or pimples
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when used with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are using Entocort EC with any other inhaler, drug, vitamin, or herbal supplement. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Entocort EC with the following medications:
- Hepatitis vaccine
- Haemophilus influenza vaccine
- Influenza virus vaccine
- Japanese encephalitis vaccine
- Mumps virus vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccine
- Poliovirus vaccine
- Rabies vaccine
- Rotavirus vaccine
- Rubella virus vaccine
- Smallpox vaccine
- Typhoid vaccine
- Varicella virus vaccine
- Vivelle Dot
- Zoster vaccine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Entocort EC in the container it came in, closed tightly, in a clean environment away from light, excessive heat, and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Empty or unneeded medication should be disposed of immediately. Ask your pharmacist or local garbage collector on the proper disposal of this kind of product.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
There is still limited data on the developmental risks associated with the use of Entocort EC in pregnancy. It is acceptable for use in women who are breastfeeding, although its effects on the infant are still not fully known. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Entocort EC in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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