I hear from others that the generic is somewhat different...but I would assume there might be a different slight formulation difference, etc. I also hear the bottles are harder to squeeze...
I agree that the enemas should be used instead of the Canasa...it's a concentration of the medication needed at the rectum and it goes as high (or higher according to some) as the sigmoid..
I prefer the enemas than the Canasa....seems more logical for treatment...the suppositories could be used in conjunction to support or add for daily use or as maintenance or for tapering between, etc....I see it it as a support, not for treatment. But that's me...
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd 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/supplements; Probiotics....(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!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!