I think a half hour to lay on the left side is pretty much to ensure its dispursion into the sigmoid colon. The reason it's suggested at bedtime is because one active (which can encourage bms while having the weight of 60 mls of fluid in the lower colon pressing on an inflamed rectum). The fact you can retain it for long periods while being up and about
Yes, can't say enough praises about
rectal meds...I use Salofalk, and I dread the day they don't work any longer. Till then, they're fantabulous!
*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 !!!