The dosaging would be the same basically...each pill is 1200mg compared to Asacol which is 400mg. So, basically, each pill is = 3 asacol.
It is time-released, so in that way, one might end up taking less meds. I would think that starting lower dosaging and increasing would be the best way to go rather than starting with a higher dosage and tapering.....the reason is some 5ASA meds create some of the very symptoms of UC....
Let us know how it goes for you.
*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 !!!