Mixed oral meds by GI?

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   Posted 4/20/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I mentioned this in another thread but wanted a separate post on it.

Just curious if anyone has been given a prescription for mixed oral maintenance meds? Asacol/colazal/lialda/apriso...etc Seems there's no problem doing the enemas and one maint med. I think I have been given a mix of everything else. Why wouldn't it be efficient doing a mix of asacol and colazal or any of the others? I was gonna ask the GI today but it just left my brain as everything else does nowadays.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
GI asked me once if I want to mix Lialda and Colazol...I refused...don't want to take a banch of pills again...just 4 lialdas...
Diagnosed with left-sided UC on Sept 08 Colazal 5x2day, Lialda 2 per day (so unusual to take just 2 pills)
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   Posted 4/21/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not mixed the 5-ASAs. But I do take both Lialda and Azathioprine - along with Remicade. So - a lot of meds.
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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
    I was on Asacol when first diagnosed over ten years ago.  Since my colitis is confined to my rectum the doctor switched me to Colazal.  This was at least eight years ago.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
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