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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 11/29/2007 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Sam had her colonoscopy yesterday, has a really bad flare area and we are going to try Canasa. ANyone have any thoughts on this can anyone tell me their experience with it? 
Jennifer Mom to Sam I am (14 yr old girl)
Cortifoam twice a day
35 mg Prednisone
Asacol 4 times a day @400 mg ea
6MP 1/2 tab every other day
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 11/29/2007 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I was off and on Canasa for many years and I had no trouble with it at all until recently. I now am intolerant of it. But when it was working, I did great on them.
~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio, Colocort**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** 
~Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)~
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~
~Fibromyalgia - '06~
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 11/29/2007 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I used canasa for two years and did good, sometimes thu i would feel constipated...Sorry but had no horrible side effects....
Asacol 400 mg 12 a day
Remicade every 6 weeks
Proton ix

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30828
   Posted 11/30/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Use them...she needs rectal meds.  I think the retention enemas are better, but starting with the supps is better than nothing.
They can be used up to 3 times daily to get the max med dosage effect.
Keep us posted.  Kudos for the doc "finally" putting her on them...
*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 !!!

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