Probably your national health insurance provides for Salofalk as the first-line treatment because it is the most cost-effective. Some of us benefit from one drug, some from another. If your symptoms seem to be getting worse as you take it, you'll need to call your healthcare provider (I take it that's a nurse) and report that. The different 5-ASA medications are released in different parts of the colon and may work differently depending upon where your disease is or your individual response to the drug.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."