Quincy, are you taking 400mg or 800 mg pills? I have the 800mg pills. My doctor had me on a maintenance dose of 1 in the morning and one at night but I increased that to 3 per day when this flare started and may need to increase it again. If taking 1600 mg per dose isn't too much, I may just start taking 2 twice per day.
Hi..I take the 400mg dosage...so that's 2400mg daily. 3200mg dosage is equal to 8 400mg. I was at that dosage once..increased from 6 to 8 for about
4 months..then tapered back down to 6.
I don't see that you're on the retention enemas...you should...really...give them a shot. The 3200mg is good for treatment for oral..plus the rectal.
What are your symptoms at this time?
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th 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 !!!