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LondonRed
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   Posted 8/6/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Should Mesalazine be taken with food or on an empty stomach? I take it after food so it doesn't irritate my stomach - I use Pentasa.
 

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. Also suffer from bleeding Peptic Ulcers. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Asacol Suppository at night.


RH_Texas_Gal
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   Posted 8/6/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I take it after I eat ... upsets my stomach otherwise. I had to switch from taking it in the morning to the evening time. Even with some breakfast, the meds had me cramping. Evening time seems to work better for me. Doc didn't believe the time of day had any effect - but I will tell you that it does! The key is to just take it at the same time every evening.

LondonRed
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   Posted 8/6/2009 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I take it after breakfast and after evening meal. I take the Probiotic on an empty stomach though.

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. Also suffer from bleeding Peptic Ulcers. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Asacol Suppository at night.


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/6/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
As far as I know, it doesn't matter, unless it upsets your stomach...if so, take it with a meal. I take my Apriso with breakfast, just b/c it's easy to remember then.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently taking Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (25 mg).


quincy
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   Posted 8/7/2009 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I take the morning Asacol after breakfast and the night Asacol long after supper..so basically it's on an empty stomach.

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*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/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!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


lambkins
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:12 AM (GMT 0)   
I take mine when i get up and before i go to bed so mostly on an empty stomach.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


thatfield
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor said food MAY help move the medicine more quickly into your colon...but I have taken it both ways...I usually take a multivitamin with my Lialda and I have to eat with that or I get sick so generally I take Lialda in the morning with breakfast...
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
Lialda 3 pills a day!
Canasa daily
Probiotics Daily
 

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