I am on Salofalk which is basically the same as ASacol...the pills are 500mg each. When I was frist diagnosed I was told to take 12 pills a day even thought the pharmacist says 8 is the max. This kept me well until I started to slack off and was hardly taking them..took them here and there..and then got pregnant..I think I took 4 a day while preggo and everything was bliss.
After the pregnancy I flared big time and two years later after prednisone and humira (not on either any more) I still can not say I am in remission.
I just recently got off Humira. On Humira I was going 3-5 times a day with urgency. STrangely when I got off humira I started going 1-3 times a day, still urgent though.
While on Humira I wasnt really taking Salofalk religiously..yes I was cheating.
But since I got off I have been taking 8 a day every day..I would say for about 3 weeks. I still have that urgency and I know its at the bottom and I may need something rectal but yesterday I decided to take 9 X 500mg SAlofalk a day instead.
Would increasing by one pill work? Or should I go back to my original dose of 12 per day that prescribed when I first got diagnosed?
Do these pills really work?
UC since Aug 2006
Been a constant battle since Feb 08 after the birth of my son
Salofalk 8 pills a day
Fish oil, VSL, Vit D, Vit C, Flax oil, reduced red meat, refined grains and dairy,
Currently not in a huge flare but not perfect either...