Different Types of Enemas

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   Posted 7/9/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am only familiar with Rowasa.  What other enemas are out there for UC that I am unaware of and please give me your personal experience with that particular enema.   Thanks..

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   Posted 7/9/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
There are are only 3 types of enemas. Rowasa (mesalamine), Salofalk (this is not available in the states) and the steroid enemas such as Cortenemas (hydrocortisone). Then there is the Cortifoam which is a steroid foam. Then you get into the suppositories such as Canasa.

I personally can not do mesalamines (they increase my symptoms) but Rowasa is usually the main enema given for Uc because it is the main stream rectal med and considered the safest for long term.
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   Posted 7/9/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   

I tried the others and now on Cortifoam which is a steroid foam (but not absorbed like oral prednisone).  So far it is easier to use, retain and is working well - nearling remission using it at least 2 times a day - followed by Anusol suppository for the very lowest of my rectum.  Enemas go up further but harder for me to retain.


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