Therearemiracles, I think it's micro-encapsulated, so it dissolves at different times. Sort of a time-released Asacol. It just amazes me how they can control that by coating the grains with different thicknesses of whatever waxy coating it is they use. And yes, staying on maintenance drugs can be helpful in maintaining remission, and has the added benefit of decreasing the long-term risk of colon cancer.
The manufacturer's prescribing information indicates 2 Lialda daily is the lowest usual dose, so your doctor is definitely starting you off low-dose.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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