Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019618/001.

Names and composition

"ROWASA" is the commercial name of a drug composed of MESALAMINE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019618/001 ROWASA MESALAMINE ENEMA/RECTAL 4GM per 60ML
019919/001 ROWASA MESALAMINE SUPPOSITORY/RECTAL 500MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019618/001 ROWASA MESALAMINE ENEMA/RECTAL 4GM per 60ML
019618/002 SFROWASA MESALAMINE ENEMA/RECTAL 4GM per 60ML
019651/001 ASACOL MESALAMINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 400MG
019919/001 ROWASA MESALAMINE SUPPOSITORY/RECTAL 500MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020049/001 PENTASA MESALAMINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 250MG
020049/002 PENTASA MESALAMINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 500MG
021252/001 CANASA MESALAMINE SUPPOSITORY/RECTAL 500MG
021252/002 CANASA MESALAMINE SUPPOSITORY/RECTAL 1GM
021830/001 ASACOL HD MESALAMINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 800MG
022000/001 LIALDA MESALAMINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 1.2GM
022301/001 APRISO MESALAMINE CAPSULE, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 375MG
076751/001 MESALAMINE MESALAMINE ENEMA/RECTAL 4GM per 60ML
076841/001 MESALAMINE MESALAMINE ENEMA/RECTAL 4GM per 60ML
091640/001 MESALAMINE MESALAMINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 1.2GM
202065/001 MESALAMINE MESALAMINE SUPPOSITORY/RECTAL 1000MG
203286/001 MESALAMINE MESALAMINE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 800MG
204354/001 MESALAMINE MESALAMINE SUPPOSITORY/RECTAL 1GM
204412/001 DELZICOL MESALAMINE CAPSULE, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 400MG

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Radiation proctitis is the name, curing it has become a game.?
This "leftover" from cancer is really getting to me. I've had 4 surgical treatments, several cortisone treatments and antibiotics, periods of bleeding, discharge and extreme urgency issues that have me on disability. I just made it back from the store barely. I can't go for walks, interact with... Asked by Deena Headlon 1 year ago.

This "leftover" from cancer is really getting to me. I've had 4 surgical treatments, several cortisone treatments and antibiotics, periods of bleeding, discharge and extreme urgency issues that have me on disability. I just made it back from the store barely. I can't go for walks, interact with people, or can I afford more professional intervention as my health insurance stopped and the new policy won't go into effect until next year. I was told it would start right away but it turned out to be a lie. No one cares as I contacted media and State people who are supposed to step in and help when trash like this happens. I guess they do if it's high profile enough to make them some bucks. I'm venting here some, but I'm looking for someone that has been there and found a way back. Answered by Miranda Muslim 1 year ago.

Idiopathic proctitis is most often treated with Rowasa enemas, CANASA suppositories, or steroid enemas (Cortenemas). Most patients don't like having to insert suppositories into their rectum or give themselves an enema. But, the best results can be obtained by applying these medications directly to the affected area, the rectal lining. This is somewhat like applying a salve directly to a skin rash and allows high concentrations of the medication on the inflammed area without exposing the whole body to potential side effects. These medications don't cure proctitis, but reduce the inflammation and usually relieve symptoms in a short time. Radiation proctitis does not respond as well as ulcerative proctitis to the use of enemas and suppositories. Infectious proctitis is caused by sexual transmission, especially in gay men. Prompt medical attention should be sought if an infection is suspected. Further sexual contact should be avoided until symptoms have been evaluated and treatment completed. It is important that sexual partners be advised so that they may be evaluated for treatment. Most patients have no return of symptoms when the medications are discontinued. But about 20% of patients with idiopathic proctitis eventually have a return symptoms. These patients usually respond to re-treatment. If the flareups are infrequent and relatively easy to control, treatment is prescribed for each attach. If a patient has severe or frequent symptoms, chronic therapy is usually prescribed. Each case is different. Some do well with rectal suppositories only several nights per week. Others are only controlled if they take the medication once or twice every day. In severe cases, oral mesalamine and/or prednisone may be prescribed in addition to medicated suppositories and enemas. Answered by Vina Breitenstein 1 year ago.

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Anyone with ulcerative colitis know of any foods to stay away from?
just recently had a flare up, currently taking rowasa enema at night, cant seem to get it under control, are the foods i am eating, making it worse? Asked by Dianne Crumb 1 year ago.

Oh, my gosh, I never thought I would see this question. I had it really bad. mine was titled Acute ulcerated colitis. I had to start eating different foods beginning with baby food. No salt, no pepper, no butter. just that ugly stuff you feed the baby. Then i graduated to plain boiled potatoes and rice. One slice of bread aday but, it had to be toasted. You should stay away from dairy products, have to read the lables. no cream, milk whey. butter. Dairy products is the worse enemy. Then try to stay away from peanuts, seeds ,pepper. They are hard to digest. It took me about 7 months to recover some. I got it in May and this time of the year my dr. allowed me to have mashed potatoes but, they had to be mashed with lactate . I could eat sweat potatoes, he told me to put a little syrup and brown sugar on them and eat them, I didn't like them before.And he let me have some turkey,white meat and chew it well. To answer you, if you are eating any of the above, it could cause the colitis to flare up again. Try the bland diet if you can. It will take a while but, you can be cured entirely. It has been over a year and I can eat anything now. The way my doctor had me do it was to eat, say a helping of something and to eat it 2 days in a rowl If it didn't bother me, I could eat that food and tried another. This way if anything bothers you,you will know what it is..Good Luck. I know what you are going through. I had lost so much weight,my son did not like seeing me. Believe me I gain it back and then some. If you like anytime to question me on a food feel free to email me at rjbrownell@adelphia.net. Answered by Pat Hilton 1 year ago.

Hi. im also currently have the flare ups for the last 5 weeks. Im taking 40 mg of prednizone, 9 colozal pills, 75 mg mercaptopurine (6mp) and one rowasa enema at night. My Dr. told me to stay away from fried food, vegtables, dairy, red meat, wheat, coffee, sodas, alcholic beverages, fruits, seeds, chocholate and nuts. he said during my flare ups to only eat white meat like chicken, white rice, mashed potatos, white bread and pasta, I know it does not seem like a lot, but the last time before that i had the flair ups four years ago, these foods did help so along with the above meds. that im taking im also eating the white foods. hope you feel better soon. Answered by Susann Patrich 1 year ago.


Does anyone have ulcerative colitis and how to live with it? i am taking medicine but it doesnt seem to work?
i am still bleeding and currently taking medicine for colitis, any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated, is it the food i am eating? Asked by Palmira Macrae 1 year ago.

Hi. im suffering from a ulcerative colitis at the moment. I have been taking 40 mg. of prednizone, 9 colazal pills and 75 mg of mercaptopurine (6mp) and one rowasa enema at nights. I have blood in my stool, my stool is very lose and cramping each and everytime. I was doing really good for the last four years, until i had one alcholic beverage, which they tell you not to have, and the flairups started five weeks ago. My dr. told me to stay away from fruits, vegtables, red meat, fried food, dairy food, caffine, soda and juice. he said to only eat white stuff like chicken, pasta, rice, white bread until i see some improvement. so far im doing a little bit better then i was five weeks ago, but hopefully i'll see some changes soon. if you see no changes in your condition please talk to your gastro. dr. and see what other meds. he can give you. you had not mentioned your meds. so dont be affraid, im 41 years old and i have been living with this conditon since i was 17. Just make sure you get your yearly colonoscopy done in time to make sure things are ok and dont stress out cause stress can really affect the colitis, i know its hard, but until they find a cure for us this is the best we can do, best wishes to you and i wish you a speady recovery. Answered by Tomi Gwinner 1 year ago.

the drugs that are available merely handle the shortcoming of specific neurtransmitters(NT) in the ideas. working example, in melancholy the ideas is lacking in the NT serotonin, specifically. for this reason we use drugs that replace this NT such as Prozac, Zoloft etc, that are all serotinin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) which permit extra serotonin to hold close around and not be used up. subsequently, extra serotinin, much less depressive ideas. If those drugs do not paintings then we predict of it is going to be with the aid of different NTs that could desire to be lacking such as norepinephrine, dopamine, GABA etc, so we attempt to apply drugs that save those around longer. different psychological ailments paintings in the comparable way, ie schizophrenia has too lots dopamine so we use dopamine antagonist to diminish it. So no, in case you're on a pyschiatric drugs you're transforming into to be the chemical compounds which you're lacking, yet not being "cured". Having reported this, in some circumstances the ideas "kicks into equipment" and does enable for the traditional quantity of NTs to be produced, so in essence the drugs have helped treatment. yet that's usually self constrained and the affected person could resume the therapy later down the line. Answered by Dahlia Galo 1 year ago.

you should always check with a doctor, especially if you are bleeding from your insides, but if you want to try out an alternative medicine approach i may be able to help you out let me know Answered by Ahmad Mannschreck 1 year ago.

Had the problem. It is AWFUL!!! Nothing worked for me. I wound up getting a colostomy. BEST thing I ever did. I feel fine now and not sick anymore!!! Answered by Latisha Dunderman 1 year ago.

You may need to have a colostomy and wear a bag for a while. Answered by Talitha Dejager 1 year ago.

Go to a doctor and tell him about the problem! Answered by Wava Gerl 1 year ago.


Crohn's treatment?
My girlfriend has been diagnosed with Crohn's recently, the doctor has prescribed anti-inflamatory medicine and also steroids with in the next few weeks, what good does the steroids do and what effects or side effects could it have ? Asked by Cleo Whitesides 1 year ago.

Be patient and supportive. Please research all you can on Chron's. It's a nasty bathroom problem. The Steriods will help her feel better and immediately reduce the inflamation. Steroids are used in the worst time of your treatment to get instant relief. www.CrohnsOnline.com www.livingwithUC.com that's what i deal with, same treatment. Email me anytime, just be supportive and make sure she eats bland foods, and drinks water and gatoriade. the other medication that she is perscribed, asacol, pentasa, or rowasa, is an anti-inflamitory that works in the lower intestine, and will help her not feel crampy and hopefully she will be going to the toilet less. I would suggest you have some imodium AD on hand, some Gas-X and Bean-o. She will most likely be very tired, and not in a very pleasant mood. She will be feeling better in a couple weeks. Go to her Doctor appts. with her, and ask questions. She will be happy that she has someone with her, and that you care, and want to understand her ongoing condition. I belong to this website. It tells you all about Chron's and Ulcerative Colitis. It's important that she feel comfortable when you all go out, know where the toilets are, and buy her soft toilet paper, and if she's having a real bad time of it, --Just email or IM me. Mystic_Gift@yahoo.com Mystic_Gift IM anytime. I have a lot of people who have this, and we all just need support. We are scared, and we hurt, and it's draining. And SEX is the last thing on our minds. Bland foods. Make her a grilled cheese, avoid spicey foods, and stress. I hope i've helped! I will list the site that has a support group, newsletter and 10 things to help you cope and understand. she's and you are not alone, a lot of people have this stinky problem and no one talks about it!! I hope she uses her meds, and gets quick relief. I admire you for asking and wanting to be more informed. Yes, the meds are expensive, but worth it. Just validate her feelings, don't ask why, ask what ONE thing can i do to make your life easier this hour? Gatoraide always helps me! cuz going to the bathroom a lot, you get dehydrated. here are 2 sites that I rely on for comfort and information. Crohn's Disease Community www.LivingWithCrohnsDisease.com - Crohn's Disease patient resources. Find information on symptoms. Join the Crohn's & Me Community www.CrohnsAndMe.com you have to Register to learn and connect with other Crohn’s patients. Get Crohn's Disease Facts www.CrohnsOnline.com Answered by Abbie Fluitt 1 year ago.

The steroids will get the symptoms of crohns under control, but are a temporary treatment, as one can't stay on them long term without serious side effects. Also, even with short term use, there are pretty serious side effects although depending on how chronic one is, might be worth it. For long term treatment, I strongly suggest a homeopathic approach. This will go against what most Md's will be comfortable with, but from my own personal experience with Crohns for 30 years, I can make some strong suggestions. I was off and on steroids and antibiotics for about 13 years or so. I found the steroids effecting my thinking and my moods. The also can cause lots of terrible things which you can research on your own if used long term. At about 25 years of age (17 years ago), I discovered acupuncture and homeopathic treatment. In addition to regular acupuncture, I take acidophilus enxzymes which the drugs Md's will give you destroy yet are necessary for health digestion. Make sure you get non dairy based. Also, diet is key. What you eat and nutrition are very important. Avoid sugar drinks and all artificial sweeteners, especially sorbitol, which is in many common products from toothpaste to mouthwash, gum, etc. It is killer for crohns. Lastly, medical marijuana is approved for crohns patients in some States, and can help in several ways. You can research my online and see. Answered by Lisabeth Costantini 1 year ago.

Having Crohn's myself I've been on steroids, it's good for getting rid of inflammation but has side effects such as; it can stunt growth, mood swings, weight gain. I've just started a treatment called imfliximab which is the best thing since sliced bread in my opinion when all is well and she is stable try to enquire about that. Anyway i wish you and your girlfriend luck! Answered by Terri Ihnen 1 year ago.

In a patient with Crohn’s disease, for instance, an underdeveloped immune system wrongly attacks good bacteria, foods and other substances that are harmless or beneficial, according to the National Institutes of Health. Introducing pig whipworms, Hehenberger said, “kind of tricks the immune system into becoming stable, instead of targeting something that it shouldn’t be targeting. Answered by Suzanne Greer 1 year ago.

steroids are the ultimate anti inflammatory. they will relieve the irritation within the bowel allowing the areas to heal. side effects of steroids are water retention, moon face and a lowered immune system Answered by Linnea Madaffari 1 year ago.

It can cause her to be emotional and gain water weight. It is a very hard condition for her- be there for her. The steroids will help get it under control. Good luck Answered by Beulah Manganello 1 year ago.

a freind of mine has crohns, aside from what the doctors recomend, smoking pot helps crohns subside. Answered by Mei Boven 1 year ago.

I'm sorry about your girlfriend news,here is a website that will diffently help you on all your questions,and fears and so forth.Go to WebMd.com and it will help you greatly,and I hope you and your girlfriend willbe very health and learn alot about htis. Answered by Sima Zehnpfennig 1 year ago.


Crohn's / Ulcerative Colitis Patients: Asacol vs. Lialda?
My daughter, who has Crohn's Disease, was recently switched from Asacol to Lialda, mainly for insurance reasons. I would be curious to hear if any other patients have made this switch. If so, did your symptoms improve, worsen or stay the same? Thanks! Asked by Dallas Filson 1 year ago.

hi elisabeth, I am a female crohnie and have had it since the age of 12. Lialda is used for ppl who have UC only. I would have your daughter's GI call the insurance company and explain that to them that they can't be playing Russian roulette with her illness. They don't have a clue what we go through or how certain drugs affect us. Pentasa and Rowasa are other forms of Asacol that can be substituted and may be cheaper depending on your insurance plan. I would definitely speak to her GI and see if she can obtain some samples before switching over to another medication that may/may not work. I have been in her shoes where I'd get a letter stating that I should be on this drug, etc. etc. so I'd call them and state that I've tried drug A and it didn't work, drug B gave me serious side effects so there is no way I would listen to them. I trust my GI more than I trust them. If they were still pushy, I'd tell them that I would work w/the doctor to see if there is a similar treatment that was cheaper but if not, I would stick to what is keeping me out of the hospital and saving them $$$. What they don't understand is if these newer meds keep us in remission, they should pay for it no matter what because if we wind up as an inpt., that will cost them alot of $$$ than the newer treatment. Bottom line---they don't care about us. We have to be our own advocate. Sad but true. I use to do billing at a local hospital and it just floored me as to how these insurance companies can turn a profit at the expense of sick people like us. Is she a candidate for the newer treatments such as Entocort, Remicade, or Humira? For more information on the latest treatments check out the website for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. They have a live chat as well as a hotline for pts. and their family members M-F 9 am - 5 pm (EST) that is run by healthcare professionals. Feel free to email me with any questions. It's been over 20 yrs. and I have learned alot from life experience as well as my billing experience. Answered by Joshua Poppenhagen 1 year ago.

Daily diarrhea for 50 years. Recently diagnosed ulcerative colitis Asacol for 10 days only. Diarrhea gone. Gone! In my 70's and just starting to live--thanks to Asacol. Answered by Carroll Portier 1 year ago.


What is chronic proctitis? What's the difference between severe and mild?
When I first had my colonoscopy because I was bleeding with every bowel movement and passing mucus. The biopsy said severe proctitis. My GI wanted to do a flex sig to make sure, so I had another one done. The second biopsy came back had chronic proctitis. She put me on Rowasa enema's and Asacol. I'm... Asked by Stephine Boldery 1 year ago.

When I first had my colonoscopy because I was bleeding with every bowel movement and passing mucus. The biopsy said severe proctitis. My GI wanted to do a flex sig to make sure, so I had another one done. The second biopsy came back had chronic proctitis. She put me on Rowasa enema's and Asacol. I'm wondering if this is something I will have for the rest of my life. Answered by Ute Daniell 1 year ago.


L need help with my crohns diseas..?
hi therei use to work in security for only 1 year am 22 years old male. l go to college and is not looking good do to this diseas.. l what to move on with my life finish my carrer and right now it looks like l wont be able to even hold a job to do this..and l just got diagnose with crohns diseas. l was going to... Asked by Jolene Bevels 1 year ago.

hi there i use to work in security for only 1 year am 22 years old male. l go to college and is not looking good do to this diseas.. l what to move on with my life finish my carrer and right now it looks like l wont be able to even hold a job to do this.. and l just got diagnose with crohns diseas. l was going to join the army to serve my country and now they wont even bother taking me. my life looks really bad the pain is every single day no sleep at night l use to weight 263 pounds height 6 feet and 3 inches . now l weight 168 pounds and l dont know what to do with my life am really depress i want to work move on but this is just hell.. l have abdominal pain always l had to throw my self in the floor and rolled side to side to see if the pain goes away.. i go to the bathroom 8 to 15 times a day.. my doctor said l cant work for 3 months ...l wanted to ask someone that knows about this diseas what can l do.. what type of help can l look for? i live in new tork city and the doctor are giving me steroids but a small dose of it to try to controll it.. bu is not doing well...my life is a living hell.. is like they tight you up to a tree and some one comes and hits you with a cable for like 30 to 35 minutes with out stoping and then a hour later the samething ...please someone help me l really cant take this any more... thank you for your help Answered by Heriberto Folkins 1 year ago.

I had to answer! Your story made me cry and I feel for you because I have been battling Crohns disease for over 20 yrs now. I too suffer with the terrible pain,the diarrhea/constipation(I have severe constipation a lot now because of severe narrowing of the intestines and because of the pain meds),the weight loss,the depression, the nausea & vomiting. I too do not sleep well,especially when you are on the steroids. They cause sleeplessness,depression,irritability,fl... weight gain, but they are the most effective treatment for Crohns to get it under control. I lost down to 93 lbs, have been in the hospital more times than I could ever count and the ER visits too because I could not bear the pain or keep anything down. I finally had to have surgery to remove a section of my small and large intestine. That helped for awhile, but I continue to have flare ups often. My weight is up and down. I have good days and bad.But, do not give up!! There is hope! You first need to get a really good gastroenterologist. My doctor is one of the best in his field. You need to be on a good anti-inflammatory medication( I take Asacol everyday 2/ 400mg 3times a day)and there are others too. You also need some very good pain meds (I finally had to go on Oxycontins, to best control the everday pain( the extended release),and Loratab for break thru pain. You need a good nausea relief med like phenegran. There are other treatments out there that may work better for you. It is a game of trail and error at first, so do not give up!! You will make it and you are NOT alone! Go to www.mayoclinic.com for some info on Crohns disease. Here is some info.....Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine). Although this drug isn't always effective for treating Crohn's disease, it may be of some help for Crohn's that affects the colon. It has a number of side effects, including nausea, vomiting, heartburn and headache. Don't take this medication if you're allergic to sulfa medications. Mesalamine (Asacol, Rowasa). This medication is less likely to cause side effects than sulfasalazine, but possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea and headache. You take it in tablet form or use it rectally in the form of an enema or suppository, depending on which part of your colon is affected. This medication is generally ineffective for disease involving the small intestine. Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids can help reduce inflammation anywhere in your body, but they have numerous side effects, Remicade is also an option for some with severe Crohns. Please discuss all with your doctor. Reduce stress(I know,easier said than done but try),don't eat raw veggies,fruits while your Crohns is active. Try to eat soft foods that are easy for your digestion. I too loved to work and was in school training to be a dental assistant but I had to drop out. I worked off and on after that but I was married at the time and had another income. My doctor finally suggested I try for disability. I did but was denied the first time, I did not have enough current work credits. I worked for a few more years to earn credits,but the rules are different for someone your age. You will need a disability lawyer if you go that route. Find a good counselor or a close friend whom you can confide in or me! I will always be hear for you! To answer questions, or just to listen, because I understand! I do! It will get some better, you just need to get it in remission/under control. Some people who have Crohns get it under control and go about their normal lives and jobs/careers with just a few flares a year! Hold strong! Crohns is a terrible disease and no one understands it unless they actually have it, but we can do things to help make our lives better and less symptoms. One person I knew, drank grape juice everyday,and that helped him, another aloe vera juice. It is just what will work for you. I have days where I can only lay on the couch with a heating pad on my stomach and sip ginger ale and cry because of the pain and nausea then other days I am out walking and eating a slice of pizza. Please be strong! Reach out to me if you want! I am here! There is hope, don't give up! God Bless and I will pray for you right now! Answered by Adelle Koerner 1 year ago.

The only Doctors opinion that matters is at MEPS... If there is any chance of you having "Crohns Disease" will make you a Permanet DQ for Life... Nobody is giving Waivers for anything at the moment... Answered by Vernie Vetter 1 year ago.


Pleez help im desperate!!!?
what can you guys tell me about contagious colitis?my dad just got it when he was bit by a dog they gave him antibiotics which lowered his immune system they said to save his life they have to take his colon out. is there any other way? Asked by Marcie Brailey 1 year ago.

I think you are referring to Collagenous Colitis. Here is some information that may be helpful: Treatment for collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis varies depending on the symptoms and severity of the case. The diseases have been known to resolve on their own, although most people suffer from ongoing or occasional diarrhea. Lifestyle changes are usually tried first. Recommended changes include reducing the amount of fat in the diet, eliminating foods that contain caffeine and lactose, and avoiding over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or aspirin. If lifestyle changes alone are not enough, medications can be used to help control symptoms. Treatment usually starts with prescription anti-inflammatory medications, such as mesalamine (Rowasa or Canasa) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), in order to reduce swelling. Steroids, including budesonide (Entocort) and prednisone are also used to reduce inflammation. Steroids are usually only used to control a sudden attack of diarrhea. Long-term use of steroids is avoided because of side effects such as bone loss and high blood pressure. Anti-diarrheal medications such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol), diphenoxylate atropine (Lomotil), and loperamide (Imodium) offer short-term relief. Immunosuppressive agents such as azathioprine (Imuran) reduce the inflammation but are rarely needed. For extreme cases of collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis that have not responded to medication, surgery to remove all or part of the colon may be necessary. However, surgery is rarely recommended. Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis do not increase a person’s risk of getting colon cancer. Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis do not increase a person’s risk of getting colon cancer. For More Information Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) 386 Park Avenue South, 17th floor New York, NY 10016–8804 Phone: 1–800–932–2423 or 212–685–3440 Fax: 212–779–4098 Email: info@ccfa.org Internet: www.ccfa.org Answered by Dorine Fagundo 1 year ago.

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Is a 5 Day Dose of PREDNISONE safe?
Hi-My doctor would like to put me on a 5 Day dose of Prednisone. (Starting at 40 MG, then 30 MG, then 20 MG, then 10 MG, and then 5 MG the last day.) I've read the scary side effects and was wondering if anyone has taken this drug at this dosage for this amount of time and has had bad reactions? Any positive... Asked by Janeth Hughart 1 year ago.

Hi-My doctor would like to put me on a 5 Day dose of Prednisone. (Starting at 40 MG, then 30 MG, then 20 MG, then 10 MG, and then 5 MG the last day.) I've read the scary side effects and was wondering if anyone has taken this drug at this dosage for this amount of time and has had bad reactions? Any positive reactions? I'm taking due to a flare up of my ulcerative colitis, and the Asacol is no longer helping... If I don't take the Prednisone, they also offered a 10 Day treatment of Rowasa.. but I don't know if that's any better. (Not too excited about an enema..) Any feedback would be greatly appriciated... Thank you!! Answered by Helen Feldpausch 1 year ago.

Nothing on Earth is completely safe, but the scary side effects generally are only a worry if you've been on the stuff for months. People take brief courses all the time, with very few adverse effects. Answered by Melvin Beumer 1 year ago.

Not knowing why you are on it: The doctor has limited the time period and the dosage. People are on it for a lot longer time and develop bone issues and sometimes have to make up for it as do others suffering from osteoporosis. Your dosage will have no long term side effects, if your skeleton is normal to start with. Answered by Krystin Athearn 1 year ago.

5mg is about what your body produces on an average day. Studies have been done that shows that this dose is not associated with most of the undesirable side effects Answered by Junita Horwitz 1 year ago.


Radiation proctitis is the name, curing it has become a game.?
This "leftover" from cancer is really getting to me. I've had 4 surgical treatments, several cortisone treatments and antibiotics, periods of bleeding, discharge and extreme urgency issues that have me on disability. I just made it back from the store barely. I can't go for walks, interact with... Asked by Ligia Cuppett 1 year ago.

This "leftover" from cancer is really getting to me. I've had 4 surgical treatments, several cortisone treatments and antibiotics, periods of bleeding, discharge and extreme urgency issues that have me on disability. I just made it back from the store barely. I can't go for walks, interact with people, or can I afford more professional intervention as my health insurance stopped and the new policy won't go into effect until next year. I was told it would start right away but it turned out to be a lie. No one cares as I contacted media and State people who are supposed to step in and help when trash like this happens. I guess they do if it's high profile enough to make them some bucks. I'm venting here some, but I'm looking for someone that has been there and found a way back. Answered by Lenard Copelan 1 year ago.

Idiopathic proctitis is most often treated with Rowasa enemas, CANASA suppositories, or steroid enemas (Cortenemas). Most patients don't like having to insert suppositories into their rectum or give themselves an enema. But, the best results can be obtained by applying these medications directly to the affected area, the rectal lining. This is somewhat like applying a salve directly to a skin rash and allows high concentrations of the medication on the inflammed area without exposing the whole body to potential side effects. These medications don't cure proctitis, but reduce the inflammation and usually relieve symptoms in a short time. Radiation proctitis does not respond as well as ulcerative proctitis to the use of enemas and suppositories. Infectious proctitis is caused by sexual transmission, especially in gay men. Prompt medical attention should be sought if an infection is suspected. Further sexual contact should be avoided until symptoms have been evaluated and treatment completed. It is important that sexual partners be advised so that they may be evaluated for treatment. Most patients have no return of symptoms when the medications are discontinued. But about 20% of patients with idiopathic proctitis eventually have a return symptoms. These patients usually respond to re-treatment. If the flareups are infrequent and relatively easy to control, treatment is prescribed for each attach. If a patient has severe or frequent symptoms, chronic therapy is usually prescribed. Each case is different. Some do well with rectal suppositories only several nights per week. Others are only controlled if they take the medication once or twice every day. In severe cases, oral mesalamine and/or prednisone may be prescribed in addition to medicated suppositories and enemas. Answered by Alysia Ehlke 1 year ago.

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Anyone with ulcerative colitis know of any foods to stay away from?
just recently had a flare up, currently taking rowasa enema at night, cant seem to get it under control, are the foods i am eating, making it worse? Asked by Eva Sagehorn 1 year ago.

Oh, my gosh, I never thought I would see this question. I had it really bad. mine was titled Acute ulcerated colitis. I had to start eating different foods beginning with baby food. No salt, no pepper, no butter. just that ugly stuff you feed the baby. Then i graduated to plain boiled potatoes and rice. One slice of bread aday but, it had to be toasted. You should stay away from dairy products, have to read the lables. no cream, milk whey. butter. Dairy products is the worse enemy. Then try to stay away from peanuts, seeds ,pepper. They are hard to digest. It took me about 7 months to recover some. I got it in May and this time of the year my dr. allowed me to have mashed potatoes but, they had to be mashed with lactate . I could eat sweat potatoes, he told me to put a little syrup and brown sugar on them and eat them, I didn't like them before.And he let me have some turkey,white meat and chew it well. To answer you, if you are eating any of the above, it could cause the colitis to flare up again. Try the bland diet if you can. It will take a while but, you can be cured entirely. It has been over a year and I can eat anything now. The way my doctor had me do it was to eat, say a helping of something and to eat it 2 days in a rowl If it didn't bother me, I could eat that food and tried another. This way if anything bothers you,you will know what it is..Good Luck. I know what you are going through. I had lost so much weight,my son did not like seeing me. Believe me I gain it back and then some. If you like anytime to question me on a food feel free to email me at rjbrownell@adelphia.net. Answered by Asia Guilstorf 1 year ago.

Hi. im also currently have the flare ups for the last 5 weeks. Im taking 40 mg of prednizone, 9 colozal pills, 75 mg mercaptopurine (6mp) and one rowasa enema at night. My Dr. told me to stay away from fried food, vegtables, dairy, red meat, wheat, coffee, sodas, alcholic beverages, fruits, seeds, chocholate and nuts. he said during my flare ups to only eat white meat like chicken, white rice, mashed potatos, white bread and pasta, I know it does not seem like a lot, but the last time before that i had the flair ups four years ago, these foods did help so along with the above meds. that im taking im also eating the white foods. hope you feel better soon. Answered by Charmaine Kiessling 1 year ago.


Does anyone have ulcerative colitis and how to live with it? i am taking medicine but it doesnt seem to work?
i am still bleeding and currently taking medicine for colitis, any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated, is it the food i am eating? Asked by Elinor Joas 1 year ago.

Hi. im suffering from a ulcerative colitis at the moment. I have been taking 40 mg. of prednizone, 9 colazal pills and 75 mg of mercaptopurine (6mp) and one rowasa enema at nights. I have blood in my stool, my stool is very lose and cramping each and everytime. I was doing really good for the last four years, until i had one alcholic beverage, which they tell you not to have, and the flairups started five weeks ago. My dr. told me to stay away from fruits, vegtables, red meat, fried food, dairy food, caffine, soda and juice. he said to only eat white stuff like chicken, pasta, rice, white bread until i see some improvement. so far im doing a little bit better then i was five weeks ago, but hopefully i'll see some changes soon. if you see no changes in your condition please talk to your gastro. dr. and see what other meds. he can give you. you had not mentioned your meds. so dont be affraid, im 41 years old and i have been living with this conditon since i was 17. Just make sure you get your yearly colonoscopy done in time to make sure things are ok and dont stress out cause stress can really affect the colitis, i know its hard, but until they find a cure for us this is the best we can do, best wishes to you and i wish you a speady recovery. Answered by Christiana Fonteboa 1 year ago.

the drugs that are available merely handle the shortcoming of specific neurtransmitters(NT) in the ideas. working example, in melancholy the ideas is lacking in the NT serotonin, specifically. for this reason we use drugs that replace this NT such as Prozac, Zoloft etc, that are all serotinin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) which permit extra serotonin to hold close around and not be used up. subsequently, extra serotinin, much less depressive ideas. If those drugs do not paintings then we predict of it is going to be with the aid of different NTs that could desire to be lacking such as norepinephrine, dopamine, GABA etc, so we attempt to apply drugs that save those around longer. different psychological ailments paintings in the comparable way, ie schizophrenia has too lots dopamine so we use dopamine antagonist to diminish it. So no, in case you're on a pyschiatric drugs you're transforming into to be the chemical compounds which you're lacking, yet not being "cured". Having reported this, in some circumstances the ideas "kicks into equipment" and does enable for the traditional quantity of NTs to be produced, so in essence the drugs have helped treatment. yet that's usually self constrained and the affected person could resume the therapy later down the line. Answered by Zina Aragoni 1 year ago.

you should always check with a doctor, especially if you are bleeding from your insides, but if you want to try out an alternative medicine approach i may be able to help you out let me know Answered by Vinnie Cassem 1 year ago.

Had the problem. It is AWFUL!!! Nothing worked for me. I wound up getting a colostomy. BEST thing I ever did. I feel fine now and not sick anymore!!! Answered by Danica Polinsky 1 year ago.

You may need to have a colostomy and wear a bag for a while. Answered by Rob Reinbolt 1 year ago.

Go to a doctor and tell him about the problem! Answered by Lottie Stoller 1 year ago.


Crohn's treatment?
My girlfriend has been diagnosed with Crohn's recently, the doctor has prescribed anti-inflamatory medicine and also steroids with in the next few weeks, what good does the steroids do and what effects or side effects could it have ? Asked by Adelaida Pavia 1 year ago.

Be patient and supportive. Please research all you can on Chron's. It's a nasty bathroom problem. The Steriods will help her feel better and immediately reduce the inflamation. Steroids are used in the worst time of your treatment to get instant relief. www.CrohnsOnline.com www.livingwithUC.com that's what i deal with, same treatment. Email me anytime, just be supportive and make sure she eats bland foods, and drinks water and gatoriade. the other medication that she is perscribed, asacol, pentasa, or rowasa, is an anti-inflamitory that works in the lower intestine, and will help her not feel crampy and hopefully she will be going to the toilet less. I would suggest you have some imodium AD on hand, some Gas-X and Bean-o. She will most likely be very tired, and not in a very pleasant mood. She will be feeling better in a couple weeks. Go to her Doctor appts. with her, and ask questions. She will be happy that she has someone with her, and that you care, and want to understand her ongoing condition. I belong to this website. It tells you all about Chron's and Ulcerative Colitis. It's important that she feel comfortable when you all go out, know where the toilets are, and buy her soft toilet paper, and if she's having a real bad time of it, --Just email or IM me. Mystic_Gift@yahoo.com Mystic_Gift IM anytime. I have a lot of people who have this, and we all just need support. We are scared, and we hurt, and it's draining. And SEX is the last thing on our minds. Bland foods. Make her a grilled cheese, avoid spicey foods, and stress. I hope i've helped! I will list the site that has a support group, newsletter and 10 things to help you cope and understand. she's and you are not alone, a lot of people have this stinky problem and no one talks about it!! I hope she uses her meds, and gets quick relief. I admire you for asking and wanting to be more informed. Yes, the meds are expensive, but worth it. Just validate her feelings, don't ask why, ask what ONE thing can i do to make your life easier this hour? Gatoraide always helps me! cuz going to the bathroom a lot, you get dehydrated. here are 2 sites that I rely on for comfort and information. Crohn's Disease Community www.LivingWithCrohnsDisease.com - Crohn's Disease patient resources. Find information on symptoms. Join the Crohn's & Me Community www.CrohnsAndMe.com you have to Register to learn and connect with other Crohn’s patients. Get Crohn's Disease Facts www.CrohnsOnline.com Answered by Lajuana Larusch 1 year ago.

The steroids will get the symptoms of crohns under control, but are a temporary treatment, as one can't stay on them long term without serious side effects. Also, even with short term use, there are pretty serious side effects although depending on how chronic one is, might be worth it. For long term treatment, I strongly suggest a homeopathic approach. This will go against what most Md's will be comfortable with, but from my own personal experience with Crohns for 30 years, I can make some strong suggestions. I was off and on steroids and antibiotics for about 13 years or so. I found the steroids effecting my thinking and my moods. The also can cause lots of terrible things which you can research on your own if used long term. At about 25 years of age (17 years ago), I discovered acupuncture and homeopathic treatment. In addition to regular acupuncture, I take acidophilus enxzymes which the drugs Md's will give you destroy yet are necessary for health digestion. Make sure you get non dairy based. Also, diet is key. What you eat and nutrition are very important. Avoid sugar drinks and all artificial sweeteners, especially sorbitol, which is in many common products from toothpaste to mouthwash, gum, etc. It is killer for crohns. Lastly, medical marijuana is approved for crohns patients in some States, and can help in several ways. You can research my online and see. Answered by Elke Olive 1 year ago.

Having Crohn's myself I've been on steroids, it's good for getting rid of inflammation but has side effects such as; it can stunt growth, mood swings, weight gain. I've just started a treatment called imfliximab which is the best thing since sliced bread in my opinion when all is well and she is stable try to enquire about that. Anyway i wish you and your girlfriend luck! Answered by Corinne Whitteker 1 year ago.

In a patient with Crohn’s disease, for instance, an underdeveloped immune system wrongly attacks good bacteria, foods and other substances that are harmless or beneficial, according to the National Institutes of Health. Introducing pig whipworms, Hehenberger said, “kind of tricks the immune system into becoming stable, instead of targeting something that it shouldn’t be targeting. Answered by Cuc Calcagno 1 year ago.

steroids are the ultimate anti inflammatory. they will relieve the irritation within the bowel allowing the areas to heal. side effects of steroids are water retention, moon face and a lowered immune system Answered by Vida Caballes 1 year ago.

It can cause her to be emotional and gain water weight. It is a very hard condition for her- be there for her. The steroids will help get it under control. Good luck Answered by Corine Bonucchi 1 year ago.

a freind of mine has crohns, aside from what the doctors recomend, smoking pot helps crohns subside. Answered by Dovie Forsey 1 year ago.

I'm sorry about your girlfriend news,here is a website that will diffently help you on all your questions,and fears and so forth.Go to WebMd.com and it will help you greatly,and I hope you and your girlfriend willbe very health and learn alot about htis. Answered by Kelli Boehm 1 year ago.


Crohn's / Ulcerative Colitis Patients: Asacol vs. Lialda?
My daughter, who has Crohn's Disease, was recently switched from Asacol to Lialda, mainly for insurance reasons. I would be curious to hear if any other patients have made this switch. If so, did your symptoms improve, worsen or stay the same? Thanks! Asked by Tereasa Rull 1 year ago.

hi elisabeth, I am a female crohnie and have had it since the age of 12. Lialda is used for ppl who have UC only. I would have your daughter's GI call the insurance company and explain that to them that they can't be playing Russian roulette with her illness. They don't have a clue what we go through or how certain drugs affect us. Pentasa and Rowasa are other forms of Asacol that can be substituted and may be cheaper depending on your insurance plan. I would definitely speak to her GI and see if she can obtain some samples before switching over to another medication that may/may not work. I have been in her shoes where I'd get a letter stating that I should be on this drug, etc. etc. so I'd call them and state that I've tried drug A and it didn't work, drug B gave me serious side effects so there is no way I would listen to them. I trust my GI more than I trust them. If they were still pushy, I'd tell them that I would work w/the doctor to see if there is a similar treatment that was cheaper but if not, I would stick to what is keeping me out of the hospital and saving them $$$. What they don't understand is if these newer meds keep us in remission, they should pay for it no matter what because if we wind up as an inpt., that will cost them alot of $$$ than the newer treatment. Bottom line---they don't care about us. We have to be our own advocate. Sad but true. I use to do billing at a local hospital and it just floored me as to how these insurance companies can turn a profit at the expense of sick people like us. Is she a candidate for the newer treatments such as Entocort, Remicade, or Humira? For more information on the latest treatments check out the website for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. They have a live chat as well as a hotline for pts. and their family members M-F 9 am - 5 pm (EST) that is run by healthcare professionals. Feel free to email me with any questions. It's been over 20 yrs. and I have learned alot from life experience as well as my billing experience. Answered by Noel Wehrley 1 year ago.

Daily diarrhea for 50 years. Recently diagnosed ulcerative colitis Asacol for 10 days only. Diarrhea gone. Gone! In my 70's and just starting to live--thanks to Asacol. Answered by Marie Kuck 1 year ago.


What is chronic proctitis? What's the difference between severe and mild?
When I first had my colonoscopy because I was bleeding with every bowel movement and passing mucus. The biopsy said severe proctitis. My GI wanted to do a flex sig to make sure, so I had another one done. The second biopsy came back had chronic proctitis. She put me on Rowasa enema's and Asacol. I'm... Asked by Cecila Chamberlin 1 year ago.

When I first had my colonoscopy because I was bleeding with every bowel movement and passing mucus. The biopsy said severe proctitis. My GI wanted to do a flex sig to make sure, so I had another one done. The second biopsy came back had chronic proctitis. She put me on Rowasa enema's and Asacol. I'm wondering if this is something I will have for the rest of my life. Answered by Marilynn Wechselblatt 1 year ago.


L need help with my crohns diseas..?
hi therei use to work in security for only 1 year am 22 years old male. l go to college and is not looking good do to this diseas.. l what to move on with my life finish my carrer and right now it looks like l wont be able to even hold a job to do this..and l just got diagnose with crohns diseas. l was going to... Asked by Rosalina Jacklin 1 year ago.

hi there i use to work in security for only 1 year am 22 years old male. l go to college and is not looking good do to this diseas.. l what to move on with my life finish my carrer and right now it looks like l wont be able to even hold a job to do this.. and l just got diagnose with crohns diseas. l was going to join the army to serve my country and now they wont even bother taking me. my life looks really bad the pain is every single day no sleep at night l use to weight 263 pounds height 6 feet and 3 inches . now l weight 168 pounds and l dont know what to do with my life am really depress i want to work move on but this is just hell.. l have abdominal pain always l had to throw my self in the floor and rolled side to side to see if the pain goes away.. i go to the bathroom 8 to 15 times a day.. my doctor said l cant work for 3 months ...l wanted to ask someone that knows about this diseas what can l do.. what type of help can l look for? i live in new tork city and the doctor are giving me steroids but a small dose of it to try to controll it.. bu is not doing well...my life is a living hell.. is like they tight you up to a tree and some one comes and hits you with a cable for like 30 to 35 minutes with out stoping and then a hour later the samething ...please someone help me l really cant take this any more... thank you for your help Answered by Jack Bellazer 1 year ago.

I had to answer! Your story made me cry and I feel for you because I have been battling Crohns disease for over 20 yrs now. I too suffer with the terrible pain,the diarrhea/constipation(I have severe constipation a lot now because of severe narrowing of the intestines and because of the pain meds),the weight loss,the depression, the nausea & vomiting. I too do not sleep well,especially when you are on the steroids. They cause sleeplessness,depression,irritability,fl... weight gain, but they are the most effective treatment for Crohns to get it under control. I lost down to 93 lbs, have been in the hospital more times than I could ever count and the ER visits too because I could not bear the pain or keep anything down. I finally had to have surgery to remove a section of my small and large intestine. That helped for awhile, but I continue to have flare ups often. My weight is up and down. I have good days and bad.But, do not give up!! There is hope! You first need to get a really good gastroenterologist. My doctor is one of the best in his field. You need to be on a good anti-inflammatory medication( I take Asacol everyday 2/ 400mg 3times a day)and there are others too. You also need some very good pain meds (I finally had to go on Oxycontins, to best control the everday pain( the extended release),and Loratab for break thru pain. You need a good nausea relief med like phenegran. There are other treatments out there that may work better for you. It is a game of trail and error at first, so do not give up!! You will make it and you are NOT alone! Go to www.mayoclinic.com for some info on Crohns disease. Here is some info.....Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine). Although this drug isn't always effective for treating Crohn's disease, it may be of some help for Crohn's that affects the colon. It has a number of side effects, including nausea, vomiting, heartburn and headache. Don't take this medication if you're allergic to sulfa medications. Mesalamine (Asacol, Rowasa). This medication is less likely to cause side effects than sulfasalazine, but possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea and headache. You take it in tablet form or use it rectally in the form of an enema or suppository, depending on which part of your colon is affected. This medication is generally ineffective for disease involving the small intestine. Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids can help reduce inflammation anywhere in your body, but they have numerous side effects, Remicade is also an option for some with severe Crohns. Please discuss all with your doctor. Reduce stress(I know,easier said than done but try),don't eat raw veggies,fruits while your Crohns is active. Try to eat soft foods that are easy for your digestion. I too loved to work and was in school training to be a dental assistant but I had to drop out. I worked off and on after that but I was married at the time and had another income. My doctor finally suggested I try for disability. I did but was denied the first time, I did not have enough current work credits. I worked for a few more years to earn credits,but the rules are different for someone your age. You will need a disability lawyer if you go that route. Find a good counselor or a close friend whom you can confide in or me! I will always be hear for you! To answer questions, or just to listen, because I understand! I do! It will get some better, you just need to get it in remission/under control. Some people who have Crohns get it under control and go about their normal lives and jobs/careers with just a few flares a year! Hold strong! Crohns is a terrible disease and no one understands it unless they actually have it, but we can do things to help make our lives better and less symptoms. One person I knew, drank grape juice everyday,and that helped him, another aloe vera juice. It is just what will work for you. I have days where I can only lay on the couch with a heating pad on my stomach and sip ginger ale and cry because of the pain and nausea then other days I am out walking and eating a slice of pizza. Please be strong! Reach out to me if you want! I am here! There is hope, don't give up! God Bless and I will pray for you right now! Answered by Sade Bensley 1 year ago.

The only Doctors opinion that matters is at MEPS... If there is any chance of you having "Crohns Disease" will make you a Permanet DQ for Life... Nobody is giving Waivers for anything at the moment... Answered by Bettyann Schertz 1 year ago.


Pleez help im desperate!!!?
what can you guys tell me about contagious colitis?my dad just got it when he was bit by a dog they gave him antibiotics which lowered his immune system they said to save his life they have to take his colon out. is there any other way? Asked by Nilda Buike 1 year ago.

I think you are referring to Collagenous Colitis. Here is some information that may be helpful: Treatment for collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis varies depending on the symptoms and severity of the case. The diseases have been known to resolve on their own, although most people suffer from ongoing or occasional diarrhea. Lifestyle changes are usually tried first. Recommended changes include reducing the amount of fat in the diet, eliminating foods that contain caffeine and lactose, and avoiding over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or aspirin. If lifestyle changes alone are not enough, medications can be used to help control symptoms. Treatment usually starts with prescription anti-inflammatory medications, such as mesalamine (Rowasa or Canasa) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), in order to reduce swelling. Steroids, including budesonide (Entocort) and prednisone are also used to reduce inflammation. Steroids are usually only used to control a sudden attack of diarrhea. Long-term use of steroids is avoided because of side effects such as bone loss and high blood pressure. Anti-diarrheal medications such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol), diphenoxylate atropine (Lomotil), and loperamide (Imodium) offer short-term relief. Immunosuppressive agents such as azathioprine (Imuran) reduce the inflammation but are rarely needed. For extreme cases of collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis that have not responded to medication, surgery to remove all or part of the colon may be necessary. However, surgery is rarely recommended. Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis do not increase a person’s risk of getting colon cancer. Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis do not increase a person’s risk of getting colon cancer. For More Information Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) 386 Park Avenue South, 17th floor New York, NY 10016–8804 Phone: 1–800–932–2423 or 212–685–3440 Fax: 212–779–4098 Email: info@ccfa.org Internet: www.ccfa.org Answered by Alberto Goehring 1 year ago.

good enough, so first make your emotions for troy transparent. then, if he says whatever like kyle likes you, say you dont like kyle like that. then, if kyle asks you out of exhibits emotions for you alternatively of you simply listening to it by way of his peers, inform him you best like him as a pal and you favor anyone else plenty. Answered by Sulema Wojcik 1 year ago.


Is a 5 Day Dose of PREDNISONE safe?
Hi-My doctor would like to put me on a 5 Day dose of Prednisone. (Starting at 40 MG, then 30 MG, then 20 MG, then 10 MG, and then 5 MG the last day.) I've read the scary side effects and was wondering if anyone has taken this drug at this dosage for this amount of time and has had bad reactions? Any positive... Asked by Ana Scarfo 1 year ago.

Hi-My doctor would like to put me on a 5 Day dose of Prednisone. (Starting at 40 MG, then 30 MG, then 20 MG, then 10 MG, and then 5 MG the last day.) I've read the scary side effects and was wondering if anyone has taken this drug at this dosage for this amount of time and has had bad reactions? Any positive reactions? I'm taking due to a flare up of my ulcerative colitis, and the Asacol is no longer helping... If I don't take the Prednisone, they also offered a 10 Day treatment of Rowasa.. but I don't know if that's any better. (Not too excited about an enema..) Any feedback would be greatly appriciated... Thank you!! Answered by Mirian Bellanca 1 year ago.

Nothing on Earth is completely safe, but the scary side effects generally are only a worry if you've been on the stuff for months. People take brief courses all the time, with very few adverse effects. Answered by Richard Sing 1 year ago.

Not knowing why you are on it: The doctor has limited the time period and the dosage. People are on it for a lot longer time and develop bone issues and sometimes have to make up for it as do others suffering from osteoporosis. Your dosage will have no long term side effects, if your skeleton is normal to start with. Answered by Wilburn Maranan 1 year ago.

5mg is about what your body produces on an average day. Studies have been done that shows that this dose is not associated with most of the undesirable side effects Answered by Jordon Wiedman 1 year ago.


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