Posted 4/5/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -6)
Very interesting! thanks for bringing it up Jano.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
 
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
 
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Posted 4/5/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -6)
when i was firdt diagnoesd and majorly flaring, the doc had me begin Asacol and slowly increase my dosage to 16 a day. once it looked safe to, at the start of remission, he had me decrease down to 12 a day and after a few months,8 a day, which im on now.
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements

Posted 4/5/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -6)
Mild tangent. Are we talking the 400mg tablets here? (I don't know if they come in any other dosage) I've, personally, never tried more than 9/day of those to try to control a flare; and that's pretty hit & miss. But, if people's GIs are talking 12/day to nip a flare I might have to discuss that option with my GI...
Universal Colitis since 09/2003
Current Meds:
Asacol (1200mg 2x daily), [occationally alternate Asacol with Pentasa]
Prednisone (15mg, tapering),
Calcium Supplement,
Multivitamin

Posted 4/6/2008 2:09 AM (GMT -6)
Janice...did you mention rectal meds to your nephew?
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!

Posted 4/6/2008 5:12 AM (GMT -6)
ddneilson - Yes, we are referring to the 400 mg tablets.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)

Posted 4/6/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)
Quincy, Yes I mentioned the rectals, which he has been on in the past. But his doctor wanted to try something different, and it seems to be working. I was just curious about the high doseage

Janice
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

Posted 4/6/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)
sigh
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!

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