I had the same problems with the Asacol and they were not dissolving, I was pooping them out whole, so no wonder they weren't working.
How many are you supposed to take per day? I take six per day and try to spread them out as much as possible. 7 am, 1 pm , 7 pm. Mine are the same manufacturer also, Greenstone. I wonder if the enteric coated ones would dissolve if you had a problem with the Asacol not dissolving. That would be a concern to me.
IndianaUC, I don't believe that you are supposed to take more than 2 at a time. Are you taking them with any food?
Therearemiracles: How about adding some rectal meds? They should help you quite a bit. I know it's tough to think about doing that when your butt is soooooo raw, but it should help calm things down. I've done cortenemas and rowasa enemas, not at the same time, started on the cortenemas, then when things calmed down I switched to the rowasa enemas... Good Luck, hope the two of you see some improvement.
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago. Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all. Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin 5000mcg, Fibercon.