hi james...dropped to 4 or tapered to 4 daily?
i've taken asacol twice daily for well over 19 years...i told the doctor that 3x daily wouldn't work in my schedule and he said no problem.
I do read on here that some tend to forget one dosage of meds at regular intervals...while others take them 4 times a day with no problem.
There are options with these meds...and if side effects of just a bit too much causes side effects that could mimic UC symptoms...it could be considered to taper them to a lower dosage.
Asacol has been awesome for me...but my doc has never had me on a high dosage to start. He had me from 4 to 6...highest was 8 daily on my own increase and I got the OK for that. Eventually I was tapered back to 6 and have stayed there.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!