The suppositories, in my opinion, are more for maintenance than treatment.
I would urge (little pun) you to request the retention enemas rather than the suppositories. Same them for tapering and maintenance.
If you are averse to the enemas (which give you more med dosaging to cover a larger area), and choose the suppositories to start...you can use them up to 3 times a day.
I personally don't like them but they're easy to use. If you have ANY gas...they'll leak especially if you push. They have a place, but not for treatment.
They're definitely better than not using any rectal meds at all...
Discuss the options with your doc..let us know what you decide.
*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 !!!