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Asacol vs. Entocort for Crohn's Disease

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Asacol

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/ 34,360 posts
Other Names: Pentasa   Lialda   Rowasa   Canasa   Apriso

Entocort

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/ 21,505 posts
Other Names: Budesonide   Entocort EC
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 34,360 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 21,505 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Mesalazine (International Nonproprietary Name, British Approved Name), also known as Mesalamine (United States Adopted Name) or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat inflammation of the digestive trac... Read more on Wikipedia
Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Gertrude
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Crohn's disease
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By Conservative Senior
August 4, 2013
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Asacol HD Issues and WIthdrawal
How did you deal with your anxiety? Did you just wait yours off or have u gone to see therapists? Right now, mine is really getting to me.
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What patients are saying about Asacol vs. Entocort

1,592 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
guess he thinks the entocort will not get rid of the blood....
...keep taking the asacol. I still have blood in my stool, but my GI ...am not in pain. I guess he thinks the entocort will not get rid of the blood. I was only on the entocort for about 6 weeks...
continues to work, but I'm feeling a bit sleep deprived...
...feedback and support. The Entocort continues to work, but I'm feeling a bit sleep deprived. Also am very constipated ...Encort followed by Asacol therapy? I hate to think this is just tempo...
doing great so far no symptoms of crohns. No side effects...
...on the humira for two weeks and off of my other meds (imuran/asacol/prednisone/entocort off for a few days). doing great so far no symptoms of crohns. No side effects from the...
asacol, entocort and prednisone which keep the problems...
...and biopsy. Is there another test for crohns? I am taking asacol, entocort and prednisone which keep the problems at bay. I aslo have migraines and chronic sinusitis along...
but Entocort has changed my life! It worked very quickly...
Hi! I was allergic to Asacol, but Entocort has changed my life! It worked very quickly for me.....I now take 2-3mg caps a day. I was down to one every other day, but I have had a lot...
the Entocort for short-term but it didn't work, then I...
...I've been 100% about taking the Asacol, and tried the Entocort for short-term but it didn't work, then I ran out. I just got another prescription from the doc and will try the Entocort again. This...
dropped the Entocort and went back to Asacol. I'll...
...causes the flares?!? I'm pretty sure my last bad one was stress-related...but I also dropped the Entocort and went back to Asacol. I'll make a deal with you - you try and eat better and...
route. I had side effects from Entocort and Asacol did...
...debilitating (sp?). Good on doing the entocort tests. I myself have had ...diet alone route. I had side effects from Entocort and Asacol did nothing at all for me. Keep us pos...
nowI am on Entocort and it seems to be doing well for me....
...tried asacol for me al well and it did nothing so nowI am on Entocort and it seems to be doing well for me. I...
took Entocort for 12 weeks at first and then another couple...
...took Entocort for 12 weeks ...found out I couldn't tolerate the Asacol. I didn't notice any side effects at a...
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