Hi...yes, the lialda should be used with rectal meds..no matter how high the extent of your UC is. The point is to keep as much of your colon nice and calm and hopefully inflammation free.
Lowest dosage that works is the best....2400mg is a good dosage that's not too high. You have room to increase if you have to in the future.
When you use the Canasa at night, how much do you go in the morning?
There could be another explanation for your nightly bms....possibly food intake from the night before or what you have for breakfast even...that could increase your bms.
Remember, the colon is more active during the day, so if you're taking in a lot of some foods, they'll increase activity and have you going more often. Do you have severe urgency still?
The brown stuff would be stool and a combo of Canasa and maybe blood if you are bleeding. Nothing to worry about
, however...just ucky looking.
The 5ASA retention enema is a liquid. The brand name in the US is Rowasa, as well as a generic. There are mixed reviews of the generic from various postings on our forum.
In Canada and overseas, there is Pentasa, and Salofalk enemas.
Hope you feel better soon,
*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 !!!