Entocort is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) budesonide. On this page you will find out more about Entocort, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: budesonide
Information for medicine and pack size:
Entocort 3 mg modified release capsule, 90
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
The induction of remission in adult patients with mild to moderate Crohn's disease affecting the ileum and/or the ascending colon.
Table of characteristics
A two-piece hard gelatin capsule, size 1 with opaque light grey body and opaque pink cap. The cap has black print CIR 3mg.
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|Dosage Form||Capsule, modified release|
|Route of administration||Oral|
90 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
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Entocort Modified release capsules - myDr.com.au
Entocort Modified release capsules - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
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Oral budesonide for treatment of people with active ulcerative colitis | Cochrane
Ulcerative colitis is a debilitating long-term (chronic), inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large bowel. When people with ulcerative colitis are experiencing symptoms which may include bleeding, diarrhoea and abdominal pain, the disease is said to be 'active'; periods when the symptoms stop are called 'remission'. A common initial treatment of ulcerative colitis is oral steroid therapy. Unfortunately, conventional steroids are usually absorbed into the body and cause significant unwanted side-effects. These may include but are not limited to weight gain, diabetes, growth retardation, acne, mood instability, and high blood pressure.
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website