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Doctor insights on: Mesalamine Rectal Suspension Enema

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My biopsy result is chronic inflammation w/ lymphoid hyperplasia but my new GI insist its only IBS but my 1st GI prescrbed salofalk 4* aday. Confuse?

My biopsy result is chronic inflammation w/ lymphoid hyperplasia but my  new GI insist its only IBS  but my 1st GI prescrbed salofalk 4* aday. Confuse?

Probably IBS: I agree with that your G.I. Doctor that this may be irritable bowel syndrome and not also have colitis crohn's disease or other types of active colitis. Lymphoid hyperplasia is a very common condition in the colon and terminal ileum. Chronic inflammation is very nonspecific and when mild with out features of autoimmune disease is often a variant of normal. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more


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How much time am I suppost to hold in a mesalamine enema?

How much time am I suppost to hold in a mesalamine enema?

Ideally you should: be able to hold it in through the night time sleep cycle. This may take several days before you can accomplish this. The longer you hold the more effective the treatment. Let your prescribing doctopr know if after a week you are still not able to go thru the night holding the enema ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed me mesalamine enema for hemorroids today. Will the enema or mesalamine suppositories work better?

Doctor prescribed me mesalamine enema for hemorroids today. Will the enema or mesalamine suppositories work better?

Not sure: mesalamine enemas are used for colitis that extends up to the second half the colon, while mesalamine suppositories are used for colitis of the rectum (proctitis). I do not use mesalamine for hemorrhoids.. so you may want to double check on this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have UC. Switched 2 nites ago from 1g Mesalamine suppository to 4g Mes. Enema. experiencing flu-like symps. Diarrhea, body aches and abd pain. Why?

Have UC. Switched 2 nites ago from 1g Mesalamine suppository to 4g Mes. Enema. experiencing flu-like symps. Diarrhea, body aches and abd pain. Why?

Mesalamine : These symptoms are common adverse effects of this medication, and in your case, may be related to increasing the dosage. Best of health to you! ...Read more

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Does mesalamine work for Crohn's disease of the ileum?

Does mesalamine work for Crohn's disease of the ileum?

Sometimes: For mild to moderate Crohn's of the ileum and large intestine, salicylates such as mesalamine have been shown to reduce symptoms in as many as 50% of people. Not a perfect treatment, but better than placebo. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are mesalamine suppositories used for?

What are mesalamine suppositories used for?

Proctitis: Which is an inflammation of the rectum seen in Ulcerative proctitis or crohn's proctitis or non specific proctitis/radiation proctitis. Sometimes they are used off label for internal hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?

Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?

Entyvio Vs. Mesalamine : Entyvio and mesalamine are different types of medications. They can be used separately or together. The goal of Biologics such as Entyvio is to induce remission, while mesalamine derivatives reduce inflammation but do not induce remission. They have different side effect profiles, and either can be a valid approach in various patient circumstances. Talk to your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

Weight risks: Any steroids either parenteral or oral has its risks/side effects especially in the long run. Affects a lot of organ systems. So your md who is taking care of you will brief you more of it. And remember, your condition is an auto-immune condition. What steroids and other meds being used or available is just a palliative measure - quiet down or blocks the inflammatory reaction of these condition. ...Read more

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I had 30mg prednisolone for 5 days + 3x300mg mesalamine last month. I've woken up all night every day since i came off the pred. Why could this be?

I had 30mg prednisolone for 5 days + 3x300mg mesalamine last month. I've woken up all night every day since i came off the pred. Why could this be?

Withdrawal medicine: Using Prednisone for 5 days in a large dose when withdrawn can result in symptoms of withdrawal hence if u wait these symptoms should go away. ...Read more