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Entocort (Budesonide)

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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


ENTOCORT (Budesonide) is a medication prescribed to treat Crohn's disease (CD). CD is a disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, primarily the small and large intestines. Crohn's is characterized by inflammation of these sections of the gastrointestinal tract. Common symptoms include fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and dehydration.

ENTOCORT is a steroid medication that works in the small and large intestines. Since it is not absorbed into the systemic circulation, it is able to reach high concentrations in the intestines. It decreases inflammation and swelling in the area by decreasing the levels of chemical signals that are responsible for the overactive immune system response.


Take 9 mg by mouth once daily for up to 8 weeks or as directed by your doctor.


The active ingredient in ENTOCORT is budesonide, which is also the name for ENTOCORT generic.


ENTOCORT can worsen or be affected by certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you have a history of the following:

  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Liver impairment

Long-term use of ENTOCORT may cause immunosuppression, which can increase the likelihood of infection or cause latent infections to reactivate.

Corticosteroids like ENTOCORT have been known to cause psychiatric symptoms like mood swings, euphoria, insomnia, personality changes, and depression. The incidence of these effects is rare for ENTOCORT because it is not absorbed into circulation. However, use caution if you have a history of psychiatric disorders.

Side Effects

The most common adverse effects that occur while taking ENTOCORT may include:

  • Dyspepsia
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Respiratory infection
  • Symptoms of hypercorticism


  1. Entocort EC [package insert]. San Diego, CA: AstraZeneca; 2009.

Crohn's Disease, Mayo Clinic, December 24th, 2019. Retrieved May 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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