How long do meds take to kick in?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 5/8/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering how long I should expect to take my slaofalk until my symptom gets better.
After mt colonoscopy on Monday I was told that I have pan colitis, (long story as to why I was having the colonoscopy) He did not elude to the severity of the inflammation. My one and ONLY symptom is loose stool, I guess in the morning I would say I have some sort of urgency.  I have never had blood or cramps.  I see him for a discussion in June.  I am taking 4000mg  a day and probiotics as well.
Any experience or ideas as to how long before I begin to notice a change.

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30402
   Posted 5/8/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you talking rectal Salofalk or oral?

You should be n both....considering you have pancolitis.

*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 !!!

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 5/9/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
My symptoms started improving within 24 hours of salofalk 500mg suppositories. Completely within a week.
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped.
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:50 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,954,963 posts in 324,167 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 162203 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Anchal Pathak.
313 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Cigafred, pasayten, magoo2, Pratoman, WalkingbyFaith, enginerd, straydog, limey