ENTOCORT EC- budesonide capsule
ENTOCORT EC (EN-toe-cort EE CEE)
Read the Patient Information that comes with ENTOCORT EC before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is ENTOCORT EC?
ENTOCORT EC is a prescription glucocorticosteroid medicine used in people with mild to moderate Crohn’s disease that affects part of the small intestine (ileum) and part of the large intestine (ascending colon):
It is not known if ENTOCORT EC is safe and effective in children.
Who should not take ENTOCORT EC?
Do not take ENTOCORT EC if:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ENTOCORT EC?
Before you take ENTOCORT EC tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ENTOCORT EC and other medicines may affect each other causing side effects.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one listed above.
How should I take ENTOCORT EC?
What should I avoid while taking ENTOCORT EC?
What are the possible side effects of ENTOCORT EC?
Tell your healthcare provider about any signs or symptoms of infection during treatment with ENTOCORT EC, including:
The most common side effects of ENTOCORT EC include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of ENTOCORT EC. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to AstraZeneca at 1-800-236-9933 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
How should I store ENTOCORT EC?
Keep ENTOCORT EC and all medicines out of reach from children.
General information about ENTOCORT EC.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in Patient Information leaflets. Do not use ENTOCORT EC for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ENTOCORT EC to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about ENTOCORT EC. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about ENTOCORT EC that is written for health professionals.
For more information go to.www.ENTOCORTEC.com or call 1-800-236-9933.
What are the ingredients in ENTOCORT EC?
Active ingredient: budesonide
Inactive ingredients: ethylcellulose, acetyltributyl citrate, methacrylic acid copolymer type C, triethyl citrate, antifoam M, polysorbate 80, talc, and sugar spheres.
The capsule shell contains: gelatin, iron oxide, and titanium dioxide.
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This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Revised: December 2011
ENTOCORT is a trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.
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