Lialda is 1200 mg....so, that means that 1 lialda = 3 asacol. That's it.
The method of deposit is retarded...meaning that it dispurses throughout the colon at different ph levels. If one's ph level isn't as per the coating requirements, it might get dissolved later or not at all.
Some 5ASAs depend on the bacterial level....so that's were the differences of some are.
There are different 5ASA meds....not all mesalamine/mesalazine.
START THE ROWASA....YES...I'M YELLING BUT IN A NICE WAY!!!
I must have no shame because I've used Salofalk enemas for over 19 years. My husband had to put the first one in...that's it.
*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 !!!