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Taking entacort to treat Crohn's disease. Does this steroid enter bloodstream or only 'topical' within the intestine?
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In brief: Minimal absorption
Very little is absorbed, so that systemic side effects are unlikely.

In brief: Minimal absorption
Very little is absorbed, so that systemic side effects are unlikely.
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Both
It acts locally but then it is completely absorbed by the intestine.
Following this 80-90% is metabolized by the liver before it reaches the rest of the body (1st pass). However some systemic effect still occurs.

In brief: Both
It acts locally but then it is completely absorbed by the intestine.
Following this 80-90% is metabolized by the liver before it reaches the rest of the body (1st pass). However some systemic effect still occurs.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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