I've used the retention enemas (Salofalk) for almost 19 years....it's normal for what's left in there to be expelled with whatever comes out..even alone if there's no stool. The 5ASA med is in a suspension, it won't all be absorbed into the colon...it's not meant to be.
You're to use them nightly until you feel "normal"..use them for a few more days and then start to taper every second night for a few weeks..then every third night..etc.
It's an ongoing process and you might be able to taper off or you could/should use them for maintenance every whatever nights it might work out to.
Great to hear you had no problem with them so far...
*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 !!!