My husband was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I took him to the hospital on 5/9/11. And they have him on 400mgs. And to take 2.5 tablets 6 times aday. Is this way to many, or should he really be taking this a mount.
I understand your fears. Since he was recently diagnosed with UC, the dosage was probably prescribed because he was having a flair. He needs the medication to help some of the symptoms like bleeding. When I first started on the medication I took a larger dose too. For the last two + years I have been taking a maintenance dose. He really should stay on the medication especially with a new diagnosis and because he has not seen his doctor yet. Don't worry, just keep him on the medication and keep the doctor's appointment. Call the office and get him on the cancellation list ~ if someone cancels maybe he can be seen sooner.
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