I was recently diagnosed with a very mild case Crohn's (doc is 98% sure based on colonoscopy). He then proceeded to prescribed 12 400mg Asacol tablets per day. Based on what I have read this seems a little overkill, especially since they cost so much. The drug info sheet from P&G says 6 pills per day divided into 3 doses. And I read else where that this is the prescribed dosing for about 6 weeks until the patient is in remission. Once in remission, the dosing can be lowered. Can anyone support my doc's decision in dosing me so high or should I get a second opinion? Thanks!
22 Dec 2009
im on the same type of drug and from what I have learned is that it is important to have high doses when you have a flare up and then continue with it for quite a while after, but of course ask your doctor or another. I tried going off mine a few times a bit early and paid the price. Had a bad flare up a few months ago and its only just settled down. Also get onto some zinc tablets, and garlic these heal the intestine walls. Hope your feeling better. :)
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