Hi...the Rowasa or the generic (I would assume) will give you a bit of a softer stool as well as some urgency with gas with the first bm....but if you're having more bms with urgency, it coudl be that you have inflammation or maybe you're sensitive to something in it.
If you've used Rowasa till now and have just newly tried the generic, it could be the generic. Does it just say 5ASA suspension enema or does it say Rowasa?
I'm not clear on how often you've used the Rowasa or for how long.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!