NEW UC TREATMENT!!

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njguy69
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   Posted 9/7/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Eisai, Salix Partner on Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Salix Pharmaceutials, which specializes in gastrointestinal treatments, will team with the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese drug maker Eisai to help sell its treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC) to physicians. Eisai will begin promoting Salix's Colazal in late October. Salix also reported positive results for two drug trials -- one involving a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and another for a new medicine for UC. (The News and Observer
UC since 1986.

Asacol - four a day
6 MP - one a day.
Remicade - every eight weeks.


pb4
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   Posted 9/7/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Since the discovery of finding that carbon monoxide in nicotine offers aid with colon inflammation they are working on making a med using this to offer the same benefits and without the affects of having to smoke cigarettes....of course these things take time with funding, making it right and trials and all.


:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Mildewval
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   Posted 9/8/2007 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Side conversation- so I have taken up smoking again (nasty habit!) but since I started I have not bled once. I think there is somehting to the carbon mononxide. Maybe I should start a carbon monozide bar- like those oxygen bars :)
Pancolitis since October 2004
Currently experiencing symptoms- blood and mild pain. Have started ANOTHER round of enemas.
My drugs of choice: Asacol 2-3 times a day (if I remember), Imuran, Canasa suppositories every other day, probiotics, fish oil, Iron, multi-vitamin
My other therapies of choice: Yoga, walking, my animals, and whining.


FosterDad
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   Posted 9/8/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Sweet...maybe I should go back to my cigars....
 
Any links handy for that info???
Just diagnosed Aug. 14/07
Asacol 2 x 4 (5-Aminosalicylic Acid 400mg)
Pred. 40mg


Another UC wife
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   Posted 9/9/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Well we all know that smoking is not good for us and we shouldn't smoke....what a screwy fact that something not good for us could end up being good or helpful with flaring.  (But of course it now throws another situation in the mix to worry about down the road....not sure if it would be worth the overall risk....but tell that to someone looking for some relief of any kind regardless of what it is.....)
 
Crazy!
 
I printed off this New UC Treatment info posted above to take to the Mayo Clinic to inquire about.  I have so much stuff - I probably will have one heck of a time getting answers/feedback to everything I am bringing with us to the clinic.  I know the first appt is for one hour and if more time is needed you see the doctor at the end of the day.  I hope I am not expecting too too much.  I wish I remembered my shorthand from high school 40 years ago for taking all the notes!!!!

60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40  mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg


Hobo
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   Posted 9/9/2007 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Harpo
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   Posted 9/10/2007 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Huh? Its Colazol...
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

100 mg 6-mp
Lialda 2 a day

Protonix
multi vitamin


Westcoast Joe
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   Posted 9/10/2007 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Harpo, what is intermidiate colitis? My doc just said he thimks I either have that or crohns. Thanks, Joe

FosterDad
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   Posted 9/10/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey....just was reading some of the New Developements on this page and there might be some stuff of interest to you all.....here is the link...

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?symbol=SLXP.O


Just diagnosed Aug. 14/07
Asacol 2 x 4 (5-Aminosalicylic Acid 400mg)
Pred. 40mg


quincy
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   Posted 9/10/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks FosterDad..seems they're making good products. I don't see anything really "new" however...the 5ASA granules would be a good option for those who can't take pills. They're already available in the UK under the brand names of Pentasa and Salofalk and maybe others.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


jc_ferrero
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   Posted 9/11/2007 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I wish there was something more effective than Colazal, but beggars can't be choosers.

Harpo
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Westcoast Joe said...
Harpo, what is intermidiate colitis? My doc just said he thimks I either have that or crohns. Thanks, Joe


it means they don't have a frickin' clue...

I have inflammation, but it doesn't fit into the classic UC/Crones mold..

It means inflammation w/o rhyme or reason.

It means I'm probably not being being treated properly by the doctor..

So frustrating.
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

100 mg 6-mp
Lialda 2 a day

Protonix
multi vitamin

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