About Entocort

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About Entocort

Budesonide has anti-inflammatory and therefore decongestant on the mucous membranes of the bronchi. Therefore, it is used as an inhalant aerosol, especially for long-term therapy in bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as COPD.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Treat complaints of respiratory diseases
  • Alleviate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Reduce symptoms of chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma and COPD
  • Relieve symptoms of runny nose and sinusitis
  • treat allergy and hay fever

This is how Budesonid works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of budesonide.
Please also read the information on the drug groups glucocorticoids, anti-inflammatory drugs, antiasthmatics, to which the active ingredient budesonide belongs.

Applications of the active substance budesonide

Budesonide has anti-inflammatory and therefore decongestant on the mucous membranes of the bronchi. Therefore, it is used as an inhalant aerosol especially for long-term therapy in bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as COPD.

As a nasal spray, the active ingredient causes the nasal mucosa to decongest and reduces secretion in cases of runny nose and sinusitis or hay fever, if they are caused by an allergy. In addition, nasal breathing in existing polyps can be significantly improved by budesonide.

Because of its anti-inflammatory effect, budesonide can also be used as a tablet, suppository or so-called rectal foam for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

For the following application areas of Budesonid , in-depth information is available:

  • asthma
  • COPD
  • chronic bronchitis
  • chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • allergy
  • Cold, sinusitis

Action of budesonide

The active substance budesonide is a potent glucocorticoid. Budesonide is absorbed and metabolized very quickly at the place of application. Therefore, almost exclusively local effects and side effects occur. In particular on the lungs and on the bronchial system and on the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, it develops all the typical properties of this group of drugs such as inhibition of inflammation, reduction of mucus production and water retention and reduction of allergic reactions.

The active substance budesonide is taken up in the cell and bound to a receptor. Thus, the formation (biosynthesis) of certain proteins is initiated, which reduce the formation of inflammatory substances. The full therapeutic effect therefore occurs with a delay. Budesonide is therefore not suitable for the treatment of acute respiratory distress in an asthma attack. However, due to its long-lasting anti-inflammatory effect, it is widely used to treat respiratory diseases such as bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD. Because the active ingredient causes the mucous membranes in the bronchial area to decongest and the narrowed airways are widened. In addition, the formation of bronchial mucus is reduced and its toughness reduced and the bronchial muscles are relaxed.

Due to its decongestant effect, budesonide can also be used in the form of nasal sprays for the nasal congestion associated with allergic rhinitis. Again, the active ingredient reduces the secretion and thus improves nasal breathing.

Its strong anti-inflammatory action also distinguishes the drug for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Budesonide inhibits inflammatory processes in the intestinal mucosa in the form of a rectal foam. The exact mechanism of action is not yet fully understood. It only seems certain that budesonide is purely local in this application form. Corresponding tablets have an enteric coating that protects them from the digestive juices after ingestion into the colon. After dissolving this coating, the digestive juices form a tough gel with the coating. As a result, budesonide is slowly distributed throughout the colon, where it can have a specific local effect.

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  1. Jonathan N. Myers says:
    3.5 rating

    After a very strong burst of ulcerative colitis, the hospitalization (11 days). Discharge after therapy with Entocort, Decortin and Azulfidine with good success.Ca.1 month after discharge starting fever (+ 40 °) with severe sweats and high Inflammation levels.Allergic rash (rash) .Recommended hospitalization.After suspected intolerance to azulfidine on the second day of its deposition. Immediate lowering of the fever and retrograde of the rash. Due to the enormous stress situation for me, it came in addition to Herzrhytmusstörungen.Detlassung after 4 days, without treatment of Herzrhytmusstörungen. Similar intolerance to Salofalk a year earlier (fever, chills). Assessment: Allergic reaction to the drug mesalazine or sulfalazine. Since then, only taking Entocort. Recommendation: If the area of inflammation is more in the area of the rectum during a push, the use of Klismen makes sense. But brings nothing if persistent diarrhea.

  2. Robert B. Hendrickson says:
    1.0 rating

    Entocort for Morbus crohn

    Severe upper abdominal pain especially on the left side starting from the 4 day close ingestion. At a dose above 60 mg feeling unwell, even slight fever, as well as fatigue, drive tumescence, general abdominal pain symptoms improve after discontinuation of the drug

  3. Albert S. Hughey says:
    3.5 rating

    Entocort for Morbus crohn

    After various treatments with Salofalk and some hospital stays, which led only to a limited extent to the desired success, my doctor Entocort prescribed me 3mg capsules. Apart from the additional payment, the drug left with me only positive impressions. Already at the end of the first day of taking (I was just enjoying a very violent boost), I was free of complaints! Therefore, I can not help but to evaluate the drug as positive (no, I have nothing, but nothing to do with the manufacturer!). I had absolutely no side effects and the fact that the cortisone acts only in the mucous membranes was very nice to me. I’ll do a reflection at the beginning of next year and get another prescription for the case …

    Side effects: No side effects
  4. Rhonda L. Porter says:
    3.5 rating

    Entocort for Morbus crohn

    The drug had little to no NW with me. It is well tolerated but had with me, not the desired effect. a push can not be prevented with entocort.

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Michael L. Spencer says:
    2.0 rating

    So I just want to say that I have been suffering from ulcerative colitis for 2 years and just want to pay attention to entocort rectally every night entocort rectally with salofalk 3 times 2 tablets every day and I’m fine for having me treated in turkey so here in germany given the wrong medications like prednisolone so kortizon tablets so what i will recommend and what i am content with entocort rectal with salofalk you will notice it in 3 months if you use entocort rectally every night … Note: entocort is also a cortisone preparation; Prednisolone in ulcerative colitis is also not a wrong drug, but is quite often prescribed !!

    Side effects: No side effects