I'm 20 and was diagnosed with UC yesterday after having a sigmoidoscopy. The only symptoms I've been having are blood (occasionally), mucus, and constipation. As for the sigmoidoscopy, the doctor said that only three areas in my sigmoid colon and rectum seem to be affected, though he has scheduled me for a full colonoscopy just to make sure that it does not extend further up the colon.
Compared to other cases of UC, my condition seems mild, but still the doctor has prescribed me a medication called Salofalk (500mg) which I am supposed to take eight
times a day! That's four tablets twice daily. I wasn't really listening to what the doctor was saying when he wrote the prescript
ion since I was too busy staring at the UC leaflet he had handed me, but taking this much medication in one day doesn't seem right to me. Could the pharmacist have misread the prescript
ion? Also, has anyone else ever had this much medication prescribed to them?
Post Edited (Max89) : 8/25/2009 10:08:04 AM (GMT-6)