Entocort® EC, UCERIS™
Entocort® EC - mild to moderate Crohn's disease
Uceris™ - mild to moderate ulcerative colitis
Recommendations for Pregnancy
Low risk in pregnancy: limited human data
Recommendations for Lactation
Compatible with breastfeeding
Entocort® EC is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate active Crohn’s disease involving the ileum and/or the ascending colon in patients 8 years of age and older. It is also indicated for the maintenance of clinical remission of mild-moderate Crohn's disease involving the ileum and/or ascending colon for up to 3 months in adults.
UCERIS™ is used for induction of remission in active mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis.
NOTE: If these medications are recommended any other use than listed, talk to your doctor about potential risks and side effects.
Indicated for pediatric use
Entocort® - Yes
Uceris™ - No
Most common side effects
Headache, respiratory infection, nausea, and symptoms of hypercorticism (too much steroids in your body). These symptoms include an increase in the size of the face and neck, acne, and bruising.
Budesonide is a nonsystemic corticosteroid, which means it is released primarily in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, therefore causing fewer side effects. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice regularly as it can increase the amount of budesonide in your body.
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