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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 5/22/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
what do you think is better...rowasa enemas or hydrocotisone enemas??

I use dto do hydrocortisone at night and rowasa in the am...but i dont want to do them in the am anymore...which do you think worls better?
Ulcerative Colitis (R/O Chrons Disease) - 7 years
25 years old/female

Bad reactions to: remicade & 6mp

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4538
   Posted 5/22/2008 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Try Rowasa first, since it has less possible side effects and no risk of bone thinning, like the steroid enemas. If it doesn't stop your symptoms, then talk to your doctor about trying the steroid enemas or a combination of the two.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 5/22/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
There are virtually no side effects with cortisteroid enemas, I posed this question to the "Ask the Doctor" in the CCFC journal and he stated that with steroid enemas it doesn't get into the blood stream like taking oral steroids therefore chances of little if any, side effects from it and from my experiance the steroid enemas are more effective...I've been on them in the past for as long as a year before tappering off of them and never had a single side effect even from that length of time.
I googled side effects of cortifoam and found this...

Possible side effects of Cortifoam Foam:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Rectal pain or burning.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); infection; rectal pain, burning, itching, bleeding, or irritation not present before using Cortifoam Foam.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

Post Edited (pb4) : 5/22/2008 10:18:15 PM (GMT-6)

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