I can't seem to handle the Rowesa; more often then not it'll end up exploding out of me ... ruined my rug, sheets ... bad scene all around. And when I WAS able to keep it in, it never did much good. I still have three boxes up in a closet. Horrid, messy stuff. My GI doesn't like prescribing off-label, so until Humira gets approved for UC I'll be on the Remicade. And it seems like all the new meds that they come out with are versions of mesalamine with various delivery systems (i.e, Rowesa, Ascacol, Colozal, Lialda) or the biologics, such as Remicade, Humira, and the upcoming Orencia. To paraphrase Monty Python, how about something completely different?
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteoppenia dx'd 6/08
8 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08
Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; tapering off Lexipro; Xanax as needed (rarely); Tylenol Arthritis Formula or Tramadol as needed for arthritis pain; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D; Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07)