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Entocort Enema is a prescription medication used to reduce inflammation caused by diseases in the colon and rectum, such as certain types of ulcerative colitis.
Entocort Enema contains the active ingredient budesonide, which is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid. It works within the colon and rectum to decrease inflammation and treat inflammation and ulcers in the large intestine (colon) and rectum, which is known as ulcerative colitis.
The medication needs to stay inside the bowel as long as possible to work properly and using it as an enema allows it to work directly on the bowel and rectum. The dosage and length of treatment are based on the patient's medical condition and response to treatment, as determined by a doctor.
Use and Dosage
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully when using Entocort Enema in the rectum, usually once daily in the evening at bedtime. Shake the tablet well in the enema solution provided for at least 10 seconds until the solution turns pale yellow, then use it right away. Do not prepare the solution in advance and do not swallow the tablet.
Entocort Enema are administered rectally and are usually used for a treatment period of four weeks, with the full effect typically achieved within 24 weeks. If the patient is not in remission after four weeks, the treatment period may be extended.
Use the enema after a bowel movement, lying on your left side with your left knee bent toward the chest. Gently insert the nozzle into the rectum and squeeze the bottle firmly to release the drug into the rectum. Stay in that position for at least 5 minutes before keeping the medicine in your rectum overnight or as long as possible.
Your doctor will determine the dosage and length of treatment based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use Entocort regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit from it.
Do not increase your dose or use the drug more often or for longer than prescribed, as this may increase your risk of side effects and will not improve your condition any faster. Consult your doctor before stopping the medication, as some conditions may worsen when the drug is suddenly stopped. Gradually reducing your dose may help prevent symptoms such as extreme tiredness, muscle/joint pain, headache, weakness, or nausea. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor or pharmacist right away.
Common Side Effects of Entocort Enema (Budesonide):
- Feelings of unease
- Gas in the stomach or bowels
- Skin rash
- Trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects of Entocort Enema (Budesonide):
- Abdominal cramps
- Changes in sleep
- Changes in weight
- Decreased interest in activities
- Difficulty breathing
- Mood swings
- Nausea and vomiting
- Poor concentration
- Swelling of the face and throat
- Thoughts of suicide
- Vision changes or blurred vision
Forms and Strength
Entocort Enema (Budesonide) is available in the following forms and strength:
Entocort Enema: Enema
- Allergic reaction to budesonide or any of the ingredients in the enema
- Use it with caution in patients with liver or kidney problems.
- Use with caution in patients with a history of tuberculosis, fungal infections, or herpes simplex infection of the eye.
- Use of Entocort may lead to a weakened immune system, making the patient more susceptible to infections.
- Use of Entocort may affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function, so it should be used with caution in patients with adrenal insufficiency.
- Use of Entocort may have potential to cause serious side effects such as increased blood pressure, fluid retention, mood changes, decreased bone density and cataracts.
- Use of Entocort may affect growth and development, so it should be used with caution in children and adolescents.
- Use of Entocort during pregnancy may have potential risks to the fetus and should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risks.
- Use of Entocort during breastfeeding may have potential risks to the infant, so it should be used with caution and the mother should discuss this with her healthcare provider.
- Use of Entocort may have potential interactions with other medications, especially other corticosteroids, which should be used with caution.
- Use of Entocort may have potential symptoms or complications such as fever, persistent headache, vision changes or worsening of gastrointestinal symptoms, which should be reported to the healthcare provider immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Entocort Enema be used long-term?
Entocort Enema can be used for short-term relief of symptoms, but it is not recommended for long-term use due to potential side effects and risks.
Can Entocort Enema interact with other medications?
Yes, Entocort Enema may interact with other medications such as other corticosteroids, antifungal medications, and certain antibiotics. Discuss any potential interactions with a healthcare provider.
Can Entocort Enema be used in children?
Entocort Enema may be used in children under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Entocort Enema from verified Canadian pharmacy.