ENTOCORT is a synthetic drug, similar to the adrenocortical hormone. The main purpose of this drug is the regulation of carbohydrate and mineral metabolism. The drug is used for inhalation and local application. According to the feedbacks, the drug has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect. If you use the medicine in courses therapeutic effect will be seen after a week.
Indications for use
The drug has received the best feedback for the treatment of the following diseases and disorders. The positive effect of Entocort was noticeable in the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases- bronchial asthma (episodes of apnea, accompanied by cough and leading to suffocation) and asthmatic bronchitis. The medicine is actively fighting seasonal and allergic rhinitis. In addition, you should use Entocort for prevention of nasal polyps (growths in the nasal passage) and after their removal.
Way of use
The drug in inhalations in prescribed to the adults at the beginning of the treatment (400-1600 mg a day, divided into 2-4 dosages, then 200-400 mg 2 times a day; during the exacerbation of the disease – up to 1600 mg a day. Children – 50-200 mg, divided into 2 dosages, maximum dosage is 400 mg a day. If you use special inhaler, take 200-800 mg a day, divided into 2-4 dosages, maximum daily dosage is 800 mg The aerosol for intranasal administration-the doctors prescribe 2 injections (100 mg each) in each nostril in the morning and in the evening. When you achieve the clinical effect, the dosage may be reduced. You should shake the aerosol can before using, and then, holding it in the position “upside down”, put the nozzle in the mouth, and press the valve during the deep breath. Wash your mouth after the inhalation. If you use this way of introduction, the pronounced clinical effect can be seen 5-7 days after the course of treatment.
Form of production
This drug is available in meter-dosed inhaler (small aerosol device). Therefore, you should be especially careful and don’t leave Entocort near an open flame or other sources of heat.
The most frequent side effects, caused by the use of this drug, are sore throat and candidiasis is a fungal infection of oral cavity and mouth. During this disease, the mucosa of the cheek, mouth, tongue and throat is covered by white plaque, similar to the cottage cheese. In most cases, this disease isn’t too dangerous. However, if you notice any side reactions, don’t hesitate to contact the doctor.
The doctors don’t recommend using this drug to the patients with fungal or viral diseases of respiratory system and epidermis. Entocort is also contraindicated to the patients with tuberculosis. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding mother, you shouldn’t use Entocort.
To avoid side effects and achieve maximum impact from the treatment, you should stick to the dosages and course of treatment, prescribed by your doctor.