Lialda v. Asacol

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   Posted 4/28/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Lialda for almost one year with some success, although I think I might be flaring now.  Has anyone had better luck taking  Asacol throughout the day rather than the once a day Lialda?  Thanks. 

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   Posted 4/28/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
In studies they're both about the same, ie, not very effective for Crohn's disease, except possibly for very mild Crohn's. Feel free to switch if you like, because some people do seem to respond to one better than another, but overall, the results for these meds are less than impressive.

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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
adding to the previous post...individualy 5-asa's can have a significant effect on crohn's if you respond well to it. I do.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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