Big price to pay if they're working for you and just don't want to take them.
You can take them twice daily.
4 - 6 daily is a good maintenance dosage...you should also supplement with a rectal med at least once or twice a week.
I've been on them for over 19 years...won't stop until they stop. My UC has never been as bad as the initial flare and my flares now are extremely minimal. A great pay-off.
Did you know that 5ASA meds...oral and rectal....at a maintenance level....can help protect your colon from cancer as well?
Question why exactly you don't want to take pills that have you feeling better.....I'm sure it isn't because you want to be sick.
*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 !!!