just curious why entocort is not prescribed for pouchitis for people who have had past cdiff issues? why risk putting them on antibiotics with the history of cdiff. Entocort has proved effective for pouchitis
Interesting information. I have prior history of C-diff and concerned if I get pouchitis for this very reason. I am planning to have dental work done soon and my oral surgeon is looking into what antibiotic I can have and not risk a recurrence of C-diff before he will even begin the process. I also have allergies to a few antibiotics as well. Will see how it works out.
Flagyl creates no risk of C. diff infection. Whether it meets the oral surgeon's needs is a separate question, of course.
Yes, we did discuss flagyl. Waiting to hear back from him.
I cant take oral flagyl, it makes me horribly nauseaus..
I had c diff and since then I have been on antibiotics quite a few times and never got it again. When on antibiotics I double my probiotics, a general Costco brand, and double Florestor.
Entocort is not made for long term use. It's predisone
My doc prescribed me Entocort to treat Pouchitis because I cannot tolerate Flagyl and Cipro doesn't seem to help.
I'm holding back on Entocort because it's just another form of steroid that I wanted to stay away from. I am currently taking Xifaxan but have prescription ready for Entocort as a last resort.
Shen had me on Entocort for 2 years with my first pouch when I was dealing with a sinus. he stated it was safe to use long term and I had no side effects. It is a steroid that only releases in the intestine, it is not systematic.
Not exactly. While it is generally considered topical, with long term use there can be enough systemic absorption to become an issue. It is inaccurate to say it only is absorbed in the intestine. What is accurate is that it is poorly absorbed.
Biologics are considered a safer long term option than any steroid.