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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/29/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone tried ketotifen?  Asacol hasn't worked for my daughter, and I thought with her atopic background (eczema, food allergy) that a mast cell stabilizer might be helpful.  
Trying to talk our ped GI into giving it a go before we head into 6-MP land.  I'm scared of 6-MP land...really don't wanna go there with her.  No one can tell me what the long-term toxicity is.
I've done a little research on gastrocrom and ketotifen, and ketotifen seems to be much more effective.  In fact, gastrocrom was usually found to be no different than a placebo.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 5/29/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
How about Sulfasalazine? Some people are allergic, some Doc's don't mention this drug. It works well for some and has less side effects than some of the other, stronger meds.
Asacol didn't work for me either.

diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema 2 x a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin....

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