I'm not sure about the tapering but I am just on Asacol for now (begin Lialda mid to end week, when my last Asacol are gone) I have been trying to come out of a flare and seem to be good for a few days, then some blood (not a lot), then regular, then some blood, etc.
I am just going to try to see what happens w/the Lialda and if still not good 8 weeks after that will talk to the Doc again and see what he says.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Asacol 400 mg 6 pills 2xday
Calcium and Vitamin D 600 mg 2xday
Lipitor 10 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney.