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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1028
   Posted 6/10/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI told me about a new med that is suppose to be approved in July.  I guess it is a 5ASA drug but more targeted to release half way through your colon.  So those of us who have left-sided colitis will benefit most from this.  He says that it is more targeted and I will get to take much less of the drug than the present 9 colazal I am taking now.  Sounds good to me, but does anyone know about this.  I can't remember the name of it?  and I wanted to look into it before my next scope so we can discuss it.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2105
   Posted 6/10/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Not seen the name of it. I did run across a nicotine enema pilot study looking for it though, lol.
Proctitis DX 1998
Lialda 1x day
Hydrocort Enema As Needed

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 6/10/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't heard anything about a new 5-ASA. I know there are late-stage studies going on with a new combination drug that includes prednisone and a 4-ASA, Colazal I believe.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 6/13/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
The latest one is Lialda but haven't heard on a new one coming out in July
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