Lialda is 1200mg each....so theklep..you're still on a normal maintenance dosage of 2400mg of mesalamine (which is = 6 Asacol daily).
WOC...are you still losing hair daily? I would suggest that if you are wanting to taper off...to only do it by one pill every week or two.
Have you been on Asacol or Lialda? Maybe a change in 5ASA formulation would help.
*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 !!!