Do you get rowasa in the UK and what is it called

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   Posted 2/23/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I may be wrong here but is Rowasa an asacol enema.  My doctor has always had me take predsol and I have been on them long term and although he assures me that only a small amount enters the blood stream I am wanting to get off them but he has never mentioned any other enemas without prednisolone.  If anybody knows what Rowasa is called in the Uk can you let me know. 
And also is Rowasa a liquid or foam, predsol is liquid which I can tolerate but I have also tried the foam ones but always seems to make me go afterwards.
33 year old female
UC diagnosed 2001
Asacol 6 per day
Azathioprine 100mg started 4/08

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   Posted 2/23/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it might be called Solafolk.

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   Posted 2/23/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
There are 5-ASA (mesalamine) enemas called Salofalk, Asacol (which also comes in a foam) and possibly Pentasa. would be a 5-ASA (mesalamine or mesalazine)

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