Canasa - length of time to be effective?

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NMcP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 8/3/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
How long does Canasa need to be in there for it to be effective?

For example, if I put it in at 10pm, if I "blow it out" at 1:30am was it in there long enough to have been effective?

I was told that cortifoam needs to be in there for an hour to be effective. I wasn't given any lenth of time for Canasa.

Currently I use cortifoam at night and Canasa in the morning.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day,
Cortifoam at bedtime

Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


quincy
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   Posted 8/3/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it will have some effect, but what you can do is insert another one if you pretty much know you won't be having another bm until morning...or if I'm reading it incorrectly, insert another one if you know you won't be having another bm for the rest of the day.

Oviously I'm not clear..you mean in the morning 10 am and blow it out 1 30 pm?

How long have you been on Canasa and the cortifoam?

q
*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 !!!


sweetmelody
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   Posted 8/3/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
My box says that it should be in there three hours so that seems okay.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07

Medications
Lialda - 4 pills in the morning w/ food.
Canasa suppositories


NMcP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 8/3/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sweetmelody. That's the info I was looking for.

Quincy - I was on Canasa every evening at bedtime prior to the flare and held it in all night. I have been on Cortifoam at night for about 10 days and I just started the canasa in the am about 3 days ago. I guess I should have said that I put the canasa in at 10am and blow it out at 1:30 pm to avoid confusion. So that would amount to 3 1/2 hours. I was wondering if that amount of time was enough to do any good. As per Sweetmelody's response, that seems like enough time to do it's thing. : )
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


GangGreen
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 8/5/2008 1:02 AM (GMT -6)   
You might switch to putting it in at night and trying to sleep.  I am usually able to keep it in all night that way.  You can probably sleep at least 4-6 hours that way if you sleep the night usually.  My doctor has said that three hours is the minimum but the longer, the better.  I have also found that when I am flaring if the canasa is working I would expel it in a dark bluish-black color.  If it is coming out the same as it went in it might not be working.
dx UC Dec. 2001
currently in remission
 
Meds: asacol 6(400mg)/day
         entocort 3(3mg)/day
         canasa 1(1000mg)/day
         Culturelle 1/day
 


sdaless
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 1396
   Posted 8/5/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

I have never had it come out any color but what it went in but yet it seems to help.  What is the balck color?

Stacy


Current meds are:
 
Asacol 6 pills a day
Lexapro 20 mg once a day
Ativan .5 mg when needed
Canasa when needed
 
 
 
 

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