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Harpo
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   Posted 1/28/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
So Im reading consumer reports yesterday and apparently "phlatates" found in Meslamine coated drugs are being discovered as bad for you and a ban may be in place soon.. Anyone else read the article?
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ediekristen
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   Posted 1/28/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeesh :( I haven't read it, but that figures. I'm always a little worried with these drugs that somewhere down the line they'll come up with something like this and be like "Oops! Guess what? This is REALLY bad and you should have never ingested it.... sorry..."

Did they say what the effects from it could be?

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg
Currently on no UC meds, just waiting to be started on Remicade. 2 weeks waiting so far.. Ugh..
 



potty girl
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I just read it on consumer report.org the best I can make out of it is there biggest concern is with children and pregnant women. It says there is a lot of meds prescription and over the counter that has phlatates in them. and effects the hormone balance if I understood it right.
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synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
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LeafsFan
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   

I just read the article. Isn't that great.

I guess I can't do anything...hopefully if they do enough research, they'll find a way to deliver the drugs but eliminate this product from it...

 

 


Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
 
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - pancolitis
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Harpo
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Omeprazole (sp?) is the other drug that looked affected..
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quincy
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   Posted 1/29/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, add that to the list. Hopefully, they'll make changes.

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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
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~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
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Sara14
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   Posted 1/29/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
That sucks.
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bbc
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I presume coated is pertaining to asacol, lialda etc because they are coated tablets but I'm wondering about pentasa since its not a coated tablet?
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 5X per week and canasa every other day
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Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Reduced sugar in my diet by at least 70%
Reduced wheat products by 70% 
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily (unless like now : (  I've lost too much weight)
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
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PalaceDan
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   Posted 2/2/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Contacted my doctor about this (at Mt Sinaii in NY). She said there's no problem with Asocol. That's a relief for me.
Diagnosed November 2007
10cm moderate
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potty girl
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   Posted 2/2/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
and me as well thank you
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


Harpo
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   Posted 2/16/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
PalaceDan said...
Contacted my doctor about this (at Mt Sinaii in NY). She said there's no problem with Asocol. That's a relief for me.



Harvard says Asacol is the main drug that has the phthalates..

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/prescription-drugs-can-deliver-high-doses-of-phthalates
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.


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Harpo
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   Posted 2/16/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Moderators can you fix the topic to the correct spelling? PHTHALATES
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