Suppository for Lef-sided UC

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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Currently I'm using Canasa 1000mg and not sure if it working or not
Will Canasa suppository helps in reducing the inflamation of UC which is limited left-sided of the colon?

Please advise...Thanks

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 11/11/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

Any inputs or thoughts from your end are highly appreciated..


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   Posted 11/12/2008 1:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Left-sided....does your include the entire descending colon or some of the descending colon?

The suppositories are meant to deal with the rectum. Considering that UC starts at the rectum, it should be dealt with using direct methods ... rectal meds.

Enemas or foams will reach into the sigmoid.

Are you on oral meds as well?

The suppositories can be used 2 - 3 times a day.

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