Pred-Foam Enemas.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/15/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Ive been on The pred-foam enama once a night for seven months, to keep the remaining Colitis in the last part of my colon/rectum under control.
How long are you supposed to be on this drug, does it have any long-term side effects?
Can someone give me some insight.
Thanks in advance.
Per Ardua ad Astra - "Through adversity, to the stars"

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   Posted 10/15/2007 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you on any other oral meds such as Asacol?

If you're having normal bms, no mucus, no bleeding, no pain upon bms, one or two bms might consider to taper to every two nights.

Do not drop them from nightly to none at all. If you taper, you can find a maintenance dosage.

What did your doc say about dealing with the enemas?

*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
~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 !!!

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/15/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Im only on pred-foam I didnt mention I have an Illeostomy (my bad).
Once or twice a day to clear out the mucous in the remaining part of my bowel. When I stop using them i get a little bit of blood back which increases due to the longer I havent used one.
Tapering is a good idea.
Per Ardua ad Astra - "Through adversity, to the stars"

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   Posted 10/15/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
In my 16 yrs of dealing with proctitis on and off I was told that using cortifoam continuously will NOT necessarily keep disease activity from re-occuring.

I've been on it for as long as a yr and then tappered, it doesn't release steroides into your blood near as much or quickly as taking prednisone does so this is why there are virtually no side effects from using steroid enemas, plus it's localized with only treating the rectom, possibly a small bit of the colon.

Thing about using it as a maintenance drug indefinitely could increase the risk of it not working as well when proctitis flares again.

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

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