Whilst I'm tapering off oral prednisone, my GI specialist has adviced me to:
Crush methylprednisone tablets, mix with a lanolin based substance, and apply rectally. I will also be taking 1 canasa to help push the mixture further up. I've been begining to flare slightly after tapering oral prednisone down to 20mg; and we're trying to address this rectally instead of increasing the oral dosage again.
Has anyone tried this? Any recommendations as to which lanolin based substance worked well for you and what's the best way to create the mixture and apply it?
Rio, 31 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
07/07-11/07: 4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6 week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
11/07: Switched from Asacol to 12 x 750mg Colazal (3 weeks on it and symptoms got worse)
12/07: Asacol 4800 mg, Started Azathioprene 175mg, Prednisone 60mg - taper.