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Entocort® CR 3mg Capsules

You have been prescribed Entocort CR capsules. Entocort CR is used to treat Crohn’s disease and microscopic colitis.

Entocort CR capsules contain a medicine called budesonide. Budesonide belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is a ‘locally-acting’ corticosteroid, which means that it works directly in your bowel, to reduce the inflammation and helps to relieve your symptoms.1

Entocort CR Capsules: treatment guide

A guide on how to take your Entocort CR capsules

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Entocort CR 3mg Capsules

Crohn's & Colitis UK

Crohn’s & Colitis UK offer a wide range of information and support for people affected by inflammatory bowel disease. Please click here to visit CCUK’s website.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can the capsules be opened and the granules swallowed?

The capsules should be swallowed whole with water. The capsules must not be chewed.

Can the granules be dissolved in liquid or crushed?

No. The granules in Entocort CR capsules cannot be dissolved, crushed or chewed.

Can I take Entocort CR whilst pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Will Entocort CR affect my ability to drive or operate machinery

Entocort Capsules are not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any machines.

Is the gelatine in the capsules of animal origin?

Yes, the gelatine is of bovine origin.

Report a side effect

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

NU-01706 May 2022