My doctor did a blood test and my inflammation markers are a bit high indicating a flare. Most of the damage seems to be rectally based as my stool quality is actually quite good. He's put me on PredFoam - 20mg steroid foam twice daily. He says that this might be more effective for rectal based inflammation and have less side effects than oral pred.
Even though I trust my doctor I'm concerned about this approach. Should I not so straight to oral pred despite the side-effects to get this under control. Is Predfoam really as effective as oral pred. Won't it take longer to dampen down than an orally administered steroid. Isn't foam more for maintenance?
Also how long do you have to retain a foam based steroid?
I'm in England.
Any comments would be very helpful.
Dx mild pancolitis 2006
Mesalamine - Oral & Rectal
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