Cortenema- How long?

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/8/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Typically how long does it take Cortenema to kick in?  I have inflammation 15 cm.  It's day 3 no relief yet.  Thanks for your help.
Current Meds:
4 Lialda daily
Rowasa nightly

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 8/8/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My experience has been very good with them. Within a week, usually 4 - 5 days. But, it's one of those things that works differently for different people. Good Luck, I hope you see some improvement soon.
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.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/8/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started using corenemas for the first time after my flare up peaked. I noticed a significant level of relief the next day, and I'm getting back to normal much faster with them instead of just mesalamine enemas.
31 yr old male
Diagnosed: 7/07 - UC - Pancolitis
Current Meds: 2 Rowasa enemas/day ; 6 Asacol / day

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 8/8/2008 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you retain it overnight? Your relief will be proportional to the length of time you can retain-- 8 hours is about optimum. If you have trouble retaining, you might ask your doctor to prescribe Cortifoam (10% steroid rectal foam-- (looks like shaving lather & goes in easily with reusable applicator) to speed healing in the rectum. Best wishes! / Old Hat (Nearly 30 yrs with lefty-sided UC ... [etc.])

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 281
   Posted 8/8/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having the same experience as sushik.  I used them last night and this morning and today (knock on wood, crossing my fingers, etc) I'm feeling significantly better. 
Potato...  Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day 
cortenema am & pm 
culturelle, benefiber wafers 
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam (anti anxiety) when needed, lomotil if needed (trying this out)

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