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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I take 12 Colozal pills each day and my urine and my BMs(which are still not solid) are a yellowish color like the powder in the Colozal capsules. Is this normal???
lived with UC for 7 years
Colozal (12 pills a day)
Entocort (3 pills a day)

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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
thats what happened to me when i took colozal.
lower left UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 40m 30m 25m, multi vitamin, Azathioprine 100m (started 1/9/08)

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   Posted 1/16/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it's normal through my experience as well. I started at 12 when I was flaring and originally put on it. I've managed to get down to 4 and plan to stay at this dose as it seems to be keeping me in remission. I know others use 6 and 9 I think is most common. I do notice that if I miss a few doses that my stool is more solid however wouldn't recommend missing your doses. I know when I was on 12 it was a lot to take and I think I am better with 4 or 6 as 12 was overwhelming.
- 29 y/o professional male residing in Northern VA, USA
- UC Diagnosis - April, 2006 - Symptoms were sudden and drastic
- GI did not determine type of UC as I was too inflamed during the c-scope
- Completed 3rd Prednisone taper on 4/13/07 - Tapered from early January through mid-April after being hospitalized from a bad flare with anemia & severe joint pain.
- Currently in remission and enjoying life again since getting out of the hospital in early Jan 07' from a nasty flare
- 4 Colazal/day, 1 GNC Multivitamin, Fish oil & Primal Defense Probiotics
- Enjoy the outdoors, relaxing and spending time with family and friends

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   Posted 1/16/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
At the conclusion of U.S. NIH Phase 2 clinical trials for Colazal, the recommended daily dose was lowered from 9 capsules to 6. So-- at 12 capsules daily you're taking twice the NIH recommended dose-- that's likely why you're seeing yellow, from the powdered drug inside the capsules. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup - I find especially the BMs end up yellow.
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    - 2xColazide, twice a day; 1x6-mp twice a day; 1xAbatacept 10mg/kg per month;
    - 1xZinc per day, 2xScoop of Sustagen Sport per day;
    - 1xBIOCeuticals UltraBiotic 45 per day, 1xBIOCeuticals SB FlorActiv per day;
    - 1xHeaped teaspoon of Metamucil smooth orange powder 3 times a day.

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