I wouldn't suggest going to the Canasa after a nightly course of enemas. You're best off to learn how to taper and increase the enemas than using the suppositories.
Actually, I find the supps more of a pain...and totally NOT effective for my UC.
To taper the enemas, once you feel you are 'normal'...do them for another week, then start to taper to every second night. Stay there for at least 2 weeks and if you are 'normal'...stay another week and then taper to every 3 nights.
For me, maintenance is every 4 or 5 nights.
The goal is NOT to go off them....you should be on maintenance at LEAST once a week.
If you have any questions/suggestions, I can offer a variety of ways to taper.
Remember that Rowasa comes in 2 gram dosages as well...so, you could eventually taper to them if you want to lower the 5ASA amount.
*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 !!!