Entocort is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Use Entocort exactly as directed by your Health Provider.
If you are not sure how to use this device, reread the patient information leaflet or ask your pharmacist. This medication is inhaled into the lungs using a special inhaling device. Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Place the mouthpiece between your lips and breathe in rapidly and deeply through your mouth. The drug will be inhaled as you breathe in. Hold your breath for 10 seconds to assure it reaches deep into your lungs. Slowly breathe out.
Do not exhale into device.
Replace the cover if the inhaler device is dropped, shaken, or you accidentally breathe into the device after the dose has been loaded, you will lose your dose. Load and inhale another dose.
Do not use the inhaler if it has been damaged or if the mouthpiece has become detached. If two inhalations are prescribed, wait at least one minute between inhalations.
If using other inhalers, use this one(the corticosteroid) last and wait several minutes after using the other(s) before using this one. To prevent dry mouth and hoarseness, rinse your mouth after each use.
Do not increase your dose, use this more frequently or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor.
This medication works best if used consistently at even intervals. It is usually used once in the morning and evening.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Use exactly as prescribed by your Health Provider.
Store Entocort between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Entocort out of the reach of children and away from pets.