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psychocolon
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   Posted 7/14/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know much about these as compared to Colazol or Asacol? The article seemed to feel you would get coverage over the entire colon and stated it was a step up in UC treatment. Does Colazol and Asacol not cover the whole colon?

Red_34
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   Posted 7/15/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Colazal is designed for left siders and Asacol is designed for the whole colon but it sometimes doesn't reach the left side on down which is why Colazal was created. Asacol is mainly driven by the ph level in the colon. If the ph level isn't correct, it can not break down properly. But essentially when the ph level is correct, it can coat the entire colon.
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quincy
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   Posted 7/15/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
but I would highly doubt it would reach the rectum...which is where UC starts
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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kazygirl
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   Posted 7/16/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
i have been taking salofalk granules for at least a year now and they are great.

easier to take, yummy, and they get all the way to the end. the access the entire colon.
they do get to the rectum cuz last colonoscopy doctor said he saw the little granules throughout my whole colon even in rectum to the very bottom.
like almost coming outta my bum.
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
was in remission until i quit smoking 5 weeks ago  o.O  now im flaring like a solar flare!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) and now back on 40mg a day (ick)
quercertin tablets, tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
oxycontin for pain every 4 hours.  plastic bags in the loo from the involuntary puking.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.
 
 
 

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