You can taper to a maintenance dosage,..It'll be an increase/decrease thing anyway.
Are you still on 2 daily? What did the doc propose for you do do....just stop them completely or to taper them? You should taper off the morning ones firstly .... that will take at least 6 weeks anyway.
Then see how you do and start tapering the nightly ones.
6 Asacol is a good dosage for maintenance. It's my constant dosage and I increase with the enemas.
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER stop rectal meds completely....remember that's where UC starts. Stay on the Asacol because you want everything from the sigmoid up to be nice and quiet.
*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
~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 !!!