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Posted by: Delene | 2009/12/04

Entocort

My daughter has osteoporoses and uses Entocort for gluten intolereance. The specialist said it is a friendlier cortisone - will it also have negative effect on bone density?

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Dear Delene
Any corticosteroid can be detrimental to bone- she therefore needs to ensure an adequate calcium intake (1000mg/day) as well as vitamin D (800IU/day). I assume she has already had a bone density scan- if not, ask your doctor to refer her for one.

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Posted by: Healthy Bones | 2009/12/07

Dear Delene
Any corticosteroid can be detrimental to bone- she therefore needs to ensure an adequate calcium intake (1000mg/day) as well as vitamin D (800IU/day). I assume she has already had a bone density scan- if not, ask your doctor to refer her for one.

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