AlabamaBobs....the liquid goes higher..it's meant to treat up to and into the sigmoid...it probably goes a bit past, but at least the most difficult areas to treat will be dealt with.
For some, they're difficult to retain...some cannot at all, I've used them for over 19 years without a problem.
You should request the Rowasa...not wait for the doc to prescribe them.
Don't fall for the "you have pancolitis and it won't treat the whole colon" bs if you're given it. Since UC starts at the rectum, it'll need all the help it can get.
The dosage of Rowasa is 2 grams or 4 grams of mesalamine in a 60 ml amount once it's shaken. The 4 gram dosage is what's mostly prescribed. Canasa s 1 gram (1000mg)...you can already see the difference in concentration of medicine directly to the area.
Canasa is good for tapering or even for maintenance...it's not really a good enough amount for treatment..although it's better than nothing and can be used up to 3 times a day.
Let me know if you get them...don't wait. Better to know if you can use them...best to get with an effective treatment option that's only been around for over 20 years. They're expensive, and come in a box of 7 enemas. You may have to use them for a while, but the pay-off is huge if you can use them.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!