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Alycacc
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   Posted 6/16/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone taken Avandia to control UC?

quincy
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   Posted 6/16/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I see it's used for diabetes.....can you expand on why it would be used for UC...etc?

Are you on it, are you wanting to take it? etc.

quincy
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


Alycacc
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   Posted 6/16/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
B/c I'm severly allergic to 5-ASA's and before putting me on Prednisone my dr. suggested Avandia.  Interestingly, it's a diabetes medication but there have been studies on it being effective with patients with UC as an alternative to the aforementioned.

jujub
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   Posted 6/16/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm also not familiar with it being used in UC, and I've never seen it mentioned here. Any questions you have about the medications itself might be answered at the diabetes board on this forum.

I Googled it and found this article:

http://www.ddw.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=480

The generic name is rosiglitazone, and the study is listed under that. Apparently 44% of people with mild-to-moderate UC achieved clinical remission in this small study.


Judy
 
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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Post Edited (Judilyn) : 6/16/2008 4:21:13 PM (GMT-6)


quincy
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   Posted 6/16/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting...thanks for the info Judy!
*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
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~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 !!!


Alycacc
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 6/17/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your feedback Judy! My brother-in-law is an executive at the National Kidney Foundation and also sent me a couple of articles on this as well after I mentioned to him that my dr. suggested it as an alternative...thanks again!
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