1-a-day asacol

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   Posted 5/31/2009 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear All,
Is there a viable asacol that can be taken once a day? Right now I take 400mg Asacol 3x a day.
Best to you all!
3x400mg Asacol, 3x daily
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   Posted 5/31/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Both Lialda and Apriso can be taken once a day, have the same active ingredient (mesalamine) as Asacol, and are formulated to dissolve so that the whole colon is treated.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa every other night, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).

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   Posted 5/31/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Apriso reportedly contains aspartame-- so you might want to double-check that if you're trying to avoid artificial and/or nonessential sweeteners. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 6/1/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
You could take Lialda. I think the total dose of one Lialda pill is 1200mg. If you take 400mg 3x a day, you should be ok on one Lialda. I take 3/400mg Asacol 3x a day. I would need to take 3 Lialda. Still better than taking 9 pills of Asacol but it's not too big of a deal to me.

Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa at night + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!!

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