Cortifoam questions

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   Posted 2/25/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
For those of you who have used cortifoam, how long did you have to use it to go into remission? 1 month? More?
26m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
New: Entocort 9 mg

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   Posted 2/25/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
It would with any rectal meds. Some have used them for a year,others a few monthe and there are some use them for a few weeks and then taper.

I used a cortifoam once during a flare for 2 weeks...but that was prescribed by another doctor. It worked well...but I did go back to the Salofalk once I got to see my own doc.

*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)
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~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
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   Posted 2/25/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if Cortifoam itself will put you in remission as it depends where your inflammation is, but it normally gets my bleeding stopped within a week.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3X per week and canasa every other day
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Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Reduced sugar in my diet by at least 70%
Reduced wheat products by 70% 
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
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Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
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   Posted 2/25/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
It took my son less than a week to stop bleeding after using the cortifoam.  He's still on it every 3rd or 4th day now as the doctor didn't want to stop it yet.

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   Posted 2/25/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Cortifoam can indeed clear up proctitis, the length of time varies from person to person and from flare to flare, a severe enough flare will likley take longer than a mild or moderate flare of proctitis. I've used cortifoam for as long as a yr before tapering off of it.

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