I took a steroid foam for 2 weeks (prescribed by a doc when my wasn't available), and it worked well.
I personally do very well...and much prefer..the 5-ASA enemas, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them if I couldn't do the Salofalk.
Some do have some side effects if they're extremely sensitive to steroids...but you have to ease up your anxiety and try to look at the big picture as to why you're on them.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, now tapered to every 3rd nite as of Jan 13
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!