The primary difference is what area of the colon they treat. Canasa treats the rectum only, so is helpful with proctitis. The Rowasa goes higher, treating both the rectum and sigmoid colon, so is more effective for proctosigmoiditis.
Maybe I should ask my GI doc about
the Rowasa. I've had this left side pain that feels like a gas bubble for about
a week. The last time I had it my GI doc took me off of my colozal pills for a week. He was thinking my UC has progressed upward towards the bend in my colon.
Diagnosed with UC in 2004-PTSD/Panic Disorder/Depression in 2007 & Fibromyalgia 2008
750mg colozal 3 pills 3x a day, .750mg clonazepam, 7mg Lexapro
1,000mg canasa suppositories (PM),
Fioricet-Migraines, Nexium 40mg(Heartburn/GERD), Triple Strength Fish Oils
Upper GI and Bowel Series 11/08