Re: Colitis/Crohns meds and questions!
I'm new to this nonsense myself. So, I really don't have much to say, especially about drugs. I will say the Asacol is a 5-ASA drug, much like my Lialda (brand new drug). My mom takes Asacol for her colitis, but I think her's is milder than mine - mine is called Ulcerative Colitis (related to Crohn's Disease), while her's is some other kind. She's taken it for a while. I only know what I've read on the Lialda inserts - there may be some concern about liver problems. So, I think we all have to watch for that.
As far as UC (Ulcerated Colitis vs Crohn's Disease)-- UC is basically just what the word means - inflamed COLON. Crohn's is supposed to be inflamed EVERYWHERE in the gut, all the intestines, not just colon. (I half suspect I really have the Crohn's Disease.) Not sure how they know because scopes don't reach beyond the colon.
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