canasa cold turkey?

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   Posted 10/7/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, i started using canasa every morning, and cortifoam at night because i started bleeding as i was tapering off pred, and so far so good, the bleeding has basically completely stopped and i'm only going 1-3 times a day. so i only have a 30 day supply of the canasa and was wondering is i should taper off, like use it every other day for a while, or just stop when the supply runs out.
Thanks so much!!
Winni, 25

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily,
5 mg pred,and tapering. 75 mg 6 mp
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil, kombucha
osteopenia from all this prednisone.

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   Posted 10/7/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My understanding is that canasa is basically okay to use indefinitely if you tolerate it well. Also, because it is topical (I'm assuming you are using it as a rectal med), it has lower risk than most other medication you might take. So I'd check with your doctor, but I'd look into using the canasa twice daily and then see whether that allows you to use less of other things that may be more demanding for your system.
Diagnosed November 2007
10cm moderate
Canasa 1000mg 2 per day, Asocol 2x2 per day, Digestive Advantage Crohns and Colitis probiotic, Animal Pak multivitamin, Aloe gel, concentrated fish oil

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