mesalazine vs mesalamine enemas?

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Joylu
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   Posted 6/9/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I noticed both kinds mentioned here.
Is there a difference in these 2 kinds of enemas?  I take mesalamine, and if there is a difference I was going to ask my doc to try the other.
Ulcerative proctitis. On Asacol 3 3x a day, and Meslamine enemas nightly.
 Now on Hydrocortisone suppositories for 2 weeks
 Doc now has me on prescription Pepcid, and Questran. Just started that 05/15, so will wait and see.
Urgency is still my biggest problem, and extreme gas.  Blood is now gone.


quincy
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   Posted 6/9/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the name is interchangable...but what brands are you talking about? Pentasa vs rowasa?

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*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas 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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!
 


Joylu
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 6/9/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I take generic Rowesa, and thats all I know about.
Ulcerative proctitis. On Asacol 3 3x a day, and Meslamine enemas nightly.
 Now on Hydrocortisone suppositories for 2 weeks
 Doc now has me on prescription Pepcid, and Questran. Just started that 05/15, so will wait and see.
Urgency is still my biggest problem, and extreme gas.  Blood is now gone.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31004
   Posted 6/10/2009 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
 
This is an interesting bit of info...and the names of mesalazine and mesalamine are interchangable.
 
You might see if Pentasa enemas are available in the US...maybe that formulation is worth trying.
 
I've read that others  experience a difference in healing and side effects (discomfort, etc) with the mesalamine generic as compared to the Rowasa.   Could very well be something in the formula/preservatives that may cause them.
 
q
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas 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/supplementsProbiotics....(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 !!!
 

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