While the enemas are better for dosage and coverage...at least the supps have their place for supportive treatment, tapering, etc....they, used in place of the enemas are somewhat better than nothing at all.
Thanks fruitgirl for taking up the cause.
Just needed to add that the use of rectals alone wouldn't be what we would suggest. The combo of oral/rectal 5ASA (or topical steroid enemas) would be the best. Both end approach for the most obvious reason to deal with any inflammation or the possibility of future inflammation in the case for some it does spread upward
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 4/22/2012 1:27:47 PM (GMT-6)