When and How to Take Entocort

Some general considerations for when and how to take this medication include the following:
  • Entocort EC comes in the form of a capsule. It is usually taken by mouth once a day in the morning.
  • It does not seem to matter whether you take the medication with food or on an empty stomach. If it seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Swallow the capsules whole; do not chew, crush, or open the capsules.
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while you are taking Entocort EC (see Entocort Drug Interactions).
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Entocort

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The severity of your Crohn's disease
  • Other medical conditions you have
  • Other medications you are taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Entocort Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Entocort EC. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of this medication include, but are not limited to:
(Click Entocort Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Entocort for Crohn's Disease

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