I have UC
Diagnosed about a week ago after a colonoscopy. Current treatment is Entocort (Budisone) 9mg daily. Great stuff; no side effects except to help my arthritis.
Here’s the Questions:
Has anyone been on Entocort long term? AstraZenaca, the manufacturer says 8 weeks at 9mg, then 3 months at 6mg, then get weaned off. My gastro doc says long term is OK. Since its not supposed to be a systemic steroid, this makes sense. Remicade sounds like a drug that you’d try if nothing else works. Comments are welcome.
(Thanks for writing in anonomous newly diagnosed UC’er! I myself don’t have any experience with Entocort, but I hope some others do. I did try Remicade for 3 infusions, and I would agree that remicade is more or less a last resort type of med.)