When should I lower my Colazal dosage?

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tjf
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   Posted 12/10/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys! Couple of weeks ago I saw some mucous and blood in my stool. It occurred twice in 2 days. I immediately upped my Colazal from 6/day to 9/day and used Canasa. Cleared right up (thank goodness)! Anyway my question is when should I taper back to 6/day. I don't want to rush anything. Just wanted to get your opinions. Thanks!
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   Posted 12/10/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say give it another couple weeks of no symptoms before you start to taper down again, just to be on the safe side.
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gaff
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   Posted 12/10/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   

I would give it  a month or two with no symptoms and then try taking ONE pill away every few weeks until you get to your maintenance dose.

Good Luck!


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tjf
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   Posted 12/10/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys! Sounds like a good plan.
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quincy
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   Posted 12/11/2007 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
tabitha..are you still on the canasa?

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tjf
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   Posted 12/11/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
No. I used it for a week or was it two (sorry my son had pneumonia a couple of weeks ago and the days ran together). I only had symptoms for 2 days. Oh gosh...should I still be?!
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Harpo
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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
The recommended dose is 3 pills 3 times a day..

They are harmless..
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