Hi...It's a good think one of your doctors is on the ball! Hope your blood count stays up.
is your UC throughout your colon or limited?
I'm assuming the injection you're talking about
Pentasa is a 5ASA medication..same as Asacol and Lialda. It comes in oral as well as rectal in suppositories and liquid enemas.
I would suggest that if the Lialda is helping, that you should add rectal meds to the mix.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!