The process of hair thinning and falling out takes a bit of time...as well as growing back. Hair also replaces itself every 2 - 4 years...and it's possible the meds have exacerbated that process. Also, we lose 50 - 100 daily.
I'm also of the idea that some generics aren't agreeable...I've had that happen with inhalers for my asthma. I stick to name brand.
I'm on generic URSO...so far, no negatives from that, so I'm grateful..but other meds are name brand.
I think it's best for you to make sure you have your blood tested from the doctor to make sure your thyroid and whatever tests pertinent to taking 5ASA and Sulfa. Have your B12 taken as well.
Do make sure you take a multi-B...not too high, however...
Many people with UC cut out grains, which are a natural source of B vitamins.
I don't know if that's what's happening with you..but it's just what I've noticed.
I would change back to the other brand if you're suspecting it's the med. The fact that they're breaking down in your hand is strange, but some meds are more fragile than others I guess, if there's no outer coating to protect it from that. One way to save costs.
Let us know how you fare.
*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 !!!