Pentasa Enema Question

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megger
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   Posted 2/18/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I recently started using Pentasa Enemas nightly last week... By the morning after my first does, there was next to no blood and I had less frequent bm's - what a difference!!! I have noticed though that 95% of my bm's now are dark dark dark brown, which is very unnatural for me. Is that a normal cause of the Pentasa enemas???
Meghan - 24 years old
 
DX:  Pancolitis since October 2008
Current Treament:  Asacol (3 pills 4 times daily), Pentasa Enemas nightly
Natural Treatment: Low Residue/Low Fiber Diet, Daily Multi-Vitamins, Natural Factors Protec Probiotics, Activia Yogurt, Chamomile Tea
Previous Treatment:  Prednisone (40 mg - 5 week taper), Entocort Enemas, Buscopan
Status:  Remission I think!!! YAY!!! And now trying to get pregnant!!!


madabs
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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
If the pentasa enema is like the Mesalamine Enema (Rowasa) then it is normal. I get much darker everything: bm, blood, mucus after using rowasa - usually ranging from deep purple to black.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am 
 Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do.  lifes been good to me so far.  -joe walsh


quincy
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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
The full stool colour won't be changed from the Pentasa, specifically...it'll mostly change from what you've eaten and how much bile, etc.

It's good you're having improvement.

What exactly did the doctor suggest regarding dosage scheduling...meaning every night until when? tapering, etc?

Keep us posted as to how you're doing,
q
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


twoply
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 2/18/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I use them and everything is dark in the morning. They help me a lot.
Dx w/ UP in 2005; Dx with UC in 2008
Was taking: Lialda and Mesalmine Enema (1x per day);
Now Taking: Colazal (9 per day); can't retain enema any more; tried probiotic (DA) but not taking regularly
Tricor for Cholesterol
Male; age 42; Located in Atlanta


megger
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   Posted 2/18/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I am using them nightly for one month (3 more weeks) and then I see my Dr. again... I am assuming then we will discuss tapering etc...

I'm glad to hear that other people have dark stool with their enemas... :) lol
Meghan - 24 years old
 
DX:  Pancolitis since October 2008
Current Treament:  Asacol (3 pills 4 times daily), Pentasa Enemas nightly
Natural Treatment: Low Residue/Low Fiber Diet, Daily Multi-Vitamins, Activia Yogurt, Chamomile Tea
Previous Treatment:  Prednisone (40 mg - 5 week taper), Entocort Enemas, Buscopan
Status:  Remission I think!!! YAY!!! And now trying to get pregnant!!!


NostraHistoria
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 348
   Posted 2/19/2009 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
How much blood were you having before starting the enemas?
26m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
New: Entocort 9 mg


megger
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 2/19/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
NostraHistoria said...
How much blood were you having before starting the enemas?

Small amounts... I'd say usually about a teaspoon with every bm (not that I had measured it lol)...
Meghan - 24 years old
 
DX:  Pancolitis since October 2008
Current Treament:  Asacol (3 pills 4 times daily), Pentasa Enemas nightly
Natural Treatment: Low Residue/Low Fiber Diet, Daily Multi-Vitamins, Activia Yogurt, Chamomile Tea
Previous Treatment:  Prednisone (40 mg - 5 week taper), Entocort Enemas, Buscopan
Status:  Remission I think!!! YAY!!! And now trying to get pregnant!!!

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