How long do suppositories take to work?

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LondonRed
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   Posted 9/9/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   

How long do suppositories take to work? I did my first ones last night and have to say I lost the morning urgency almost immediately - I have some proctitis where it is bleeding from but also have a hemmie.

However, just now I just (it is 5pm here) bled with a bowel movement and had Mucous.

How do I know it's working and how long does it usually take? Someone told me if a medication is going to work, it usually does it right away.

Can someone help?


Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


pb4
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   Posted 9/9/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never had luck with suppositories, the salofalk ones that I used never did a single thing for me, that's why I speak so highly of the cortifoam.

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quincy
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   Posted 9/9/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
right away is subjective.....

It's good you've seen improvement...we do suggest rectal meds for good reason.

q
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LondonRed
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   Posted 9/9/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
This thing sucks :(

Mucous and blood and even mucous and no BM's!

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


bookworm21
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   Posted 9/9/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it'll probably take at least a few days to get full results, although faster results are better! I started Anucort, a steroid suppository, last week and it hasn't helped much.
Female, Age 19
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (3 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort
 


LondonRed
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   Posted 9/9/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I might try out the steroid version if after 6 weeks these don't work. At first I noticed that the urgency had gone but then my other meds did that at the beginning too. Looks like this last bit of proctitis is proving tough to get rid of. God willing, I just hope these meds work.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Mesalazine Suppository at night.


pb4
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   Posted 9/9/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
The more severe the inflammation and more area it covers the longer it will likely take to heal with meds, so a faster acting med like steroid ones will likely prove to help faster.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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