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Entocort EC (Budesonide)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Entocort EC (Capsule)3 mg

Generic Equivalent of Entocort EC

No generic equivalents of Entocort EC found.

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Is A Prescription Required To have Entocort EC?

A Prescription is required to purchase Entocort EC from verified online Canadian pharmacies.

What Is Entocort EC Used For?

Entocort EC is a glucocorticosteroid medicine prescribed for the treatment of people with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease (a disease that affects part of small intestine and part of large intestine). It helps to treat the active Crohn’s disease and prevents symptoms from coming back up to 3 months. The safety and efficacy of Entocort EC has not been established in children.

What Is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. The inflammation is found usually in part of small intestine and in part of large intestine. The cause of Crohn’s disease is not known yet. Some symptoms of the disease include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, pain, fever and sometimes bleeding from the rectum. There may also be loss of appetite and weight loss. Other symptoms include redness, soreness of eyes, joint pain and sores on skin. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. Although there is no cure for Crohn’s disease till now, it is possible to quiet down the disease (go into remission).

How Does Budesonide Help With Crohn's Disease?

The exact mechanism of action of Entocort EC (budesonide) in treating Crohn’s disease is not understood completely. This medicine works through its anti-inflammatory actions in the intestine to reduce inflammation and symptoms of the disease. It eases the symptoms of flare-ups of inflammatory bowel conditions.

How Is Entocort EC Supplied and Stored?

Entocort EC (Budesonide) comes from Canada and is manufactured by AstraZeneca. This medication is available as 3 mg dosage form in packaging of 100, 200, and 300 capsules.

The medication should be stored at a room temperature of 15°C to 30°C in tightly closed container. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Entocort EC?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Entocort EC 3 mg at an unbeatable price of $729 for a supply of 300 capsules, which is $2.43 per unit. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Is Entocort A Corticosteroid?

Entocort EC (budesonide) is a corticosteroid hormone and has anti-inflammatory actions.

What should I avoid while taking Entocort EC?

Entocort EC is a corticosteroid and suppresses the immune system. Patients who take medications that suppress the immune system are more at a risk of developing infections. Hence, if you are taking Entocort EC avoid people with infections. If you never had chicken pox or measles, be careful to avoid these conditions. These conditions can be more serious if you get them while taking Entocort EC. You should also avoid drinking alcohol while taking Entocort EC, because both budesonide and alcohol can cause dizziness, taking the two together may make it worse.

Can I Drink Grapfruit Juice While Taking Entocort EC?

While taking Entocort EC, avoid drinking grapefruit juice as it can increase the amount of Entocort EC in your blood. However, other juices such as orange juice or apple juice do not have such an effect.

How should I take Entocort EC?

Take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take Entocort EC in the morning. Swallow each capsule whole. Do not crush, chew or open the capsule. Your health care professional will advise you on how long you need to take Entocort EC.

How is Entocort EC Metabolized in Body?

The drug is metabolized in liver and has a half-life of 2 to 3.6 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Entocort EC?

Like all other medications, Entocort EC can cause side effects. The most common side effects of Entocort EC include headache, infection in your air passages, back pain, upset stomach, dizziness, abdominal pain, excessive stomach gas, diarrhea, sinus infection, viral infection and joint pain. Other side effects include hypercortism (side effects of having too much steroid in your body) with symptoms such as acne, bruising easily, rounding of face (moon face), ankle swelling, thicker or more hair on your body and face, adrenal suppression (a condition where adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones) with symptoms of tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting and low blood pressure, effects on immune system and increased chances of infections (due to weakened immune system). Inform your health care provider if you experience symptoms of pain, fever, aches, chills, tiredness, nausea and vomiting. Entocort EC can also lead to worsening of allergies.

When Should You Not Take Entocort EC?

Do not take Entocort EC if you are allergic to budesonide or any other ingredients in Entocort EC.

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Entocort EC?

Before you start taking Entocort EC, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have liver problems
  • Are planning to undergo surgery
  • Have chicken pox or measles or have been in contact with such a person recently
  • Have or had a family history of diabetes, cataracts or glaucoma
  • Have or had tuberculosis
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis)
  • Have stomach ulcers
  • Have any other medical condition
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known whether Entocort EC may harm your unborn baby
  • Are breast-feeding or planning to do so. Entocort EC can pass into breast milk and harm your baby. You and your health care professional will decide whether you should take Entocort EC or breast-feed. You cannot do both at the same time.

What Medicines Can Interact With Entocort EC?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Medicines which interact with Entocort EC include:
  • Any glucocorticosteroid medicine
  • Medicines that suppress your immune system (such as cyclosporine)
  • Ketoconazole or other medicine that affect the function of your liver

Where Can I Buy Entocort EC Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Entocort EC can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Entocort EC Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.azpicentral.com/entocort-ec/entocortec.pdf
2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/021324s008lbl.pdf
3. https://gp2u.com.au/static/pdf/E/ENTOCORT-PI.pdf
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