Lambkins, thanks for letting us know you're in England. As a start:
Mesalazine = Mesalamine (generic name). Brand names are Asacol, Pentasa and Lialda. Asacol is the most commonly used 5-ASA for UC in the US. Pentasa is used more often for Crohn's disease, but sometimes for UC. Lialda is newly approved by our Food and Drug Administration and is a time-release preparation that can be taken once a day rather than two or three times.
Predfoam = Cortifoam
We use US brand names quite a bit around here, just ask us if you don't know what we're talking about
And welcome again to HealingWell. We're also happy you found us.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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