MESALAMINE (5-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID) SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: SylviaIsLegit 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 09

This drug ruined my ears forever. I took it for two weeks almost two years ago, and I'm still suffering from its side effects. It did me no good, and I was seriously poisoning my body with each dose. Because of this drug, I acquired severe tinnitus, I get vertigo attacks everyday, and I had a bad itchy rash on the skin above my colon that only went away with a steroid cream. Taking this medicine was the worst mistake I've ever made in my life, even though I was just following doctor's orders. This review is not exaggerated at all. If you take this drug, PLEASE watch out for side effects so you don't end up like me. But I would seriously suggest asking for an alternative to this.

Related Reading: tinnitus | the skin

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: SylviaIsLegit 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 09

This drug ruined my ears forever. I took it for two weeks almost two years ago, and I'm still suffering from its side effects. It did me no good, and I was seriously poisoning my body with each dose. Because of this drug, I acquired severe tinnitus, I get vertigo attacks everyday, and I had a bad itchy rash on the skin above my colon that only went away with a steroid cream. Taking this medicine was the worst mistake I've ever made in my life, even though I was just following doctor's orders. This review is not exaggerated at all. If you take this drug, PLEASE watch out for side effects so you don't end up like me. But I would seriously suggest asking for an alternative to this.

Related Reading: tinnitus | the skin

Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 23

Diagnosed Ulcerative Proctitis. After only four treatments had ALL of the severe side effects listed on information sheet and symptoms much worse. Definitely not for me.

Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: SylviaIsLegit 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 09

This drug ruined my ears forever. I took it for two weeks almost two years ago, and I'm still suffering from its side effects. It did me no good, and I was seriously poisoning my body with each dose. Because of this drug, I acquired severe tinnitus, I get vertigo attacks everyday, and I had a bad itchy rash on the skin above my colon that only went away with a steroid cream. Taking this medicine was the worst mistake I've ever made in my life, even though I was just following doctor's orders. This review is not exaggerated at all. If you take this drug, PLEASE watch out for side effects so you don't end up like me. But I would seriously suggest asking for an alternative to this.

Related Reading: tinnitus | the skin

Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 23

Diagnosed Ulcerative Proctitis. After only four treatments had ALL of the severe side effects listed on information sheet and symptoms much worse. Definitely not for me.

Comment from: Bill H. 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: February 18

I had a sudden flare up and was told to take this for a month but now on 2nd week and symptoms only worsened. Have an known alergy to ASA, known to GI DR but was told to try. Common ASA reaction signs (swelling of hands and lips) have not occured however.

Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: SylviaIsLegit 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 09

This drug ruined my ears forever. I took it for two weeks almost two years ago, and I'm still suffering from its side effects. It did me no good, and I was seriously poisoning my body with each dose. Because of this drug, I acquired severe tinnitus, I get vertigo attacks everyday, and I had a bad itchy rash on the skin above my colon that only went away with a steroid cream. Taking this medicine was the worst mistake I've ever made in my life, even though I was just following doctor's orders. This review is not exaggerated at all. If you take this drug, PLEASE watch out for side effects so you don't end up like me. But I would seriously suggest asking for an alternative to this.

Related Reading: tinnitus | the skin

Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 23

Diagnosed Ulcerative Proctitis. After only four treatments had ALL of the severe side effects listed on information sheet and symptoms much worse. Definitely not for me.

Comment from: Bill H. 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: February 18

I had a sudden flare up and was told to take this for a month but now on 2nd week and symptoms only worsened. Have an known alergy to ASA, known to GI DR but was told to try. Common ASA reaction signs (swelling of hands and lips) have not occured however.

Comment from: ljc2016 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I was prescribed Canasa after other medications failed (Asacol then added steroids for 7 mos.). At one point, I was taking 12 pills a day. The Canasa has kept my UC under control since 2012; my last colonoscopy in 2014 was free and clear of inflammation. I wish Canasa had been the first treatment option after seeing the results. I have found that if I stop taking it, the UC symptoms return. Since side effects are none, I take it daily before bed.

Related Reading: canasa | asacol | treatment

Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: SylviaIsLegit 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 09

This drug ruined my ears forever. I took it for two weeks almost two years ago, and I'm still suffering from its side effects. It did me no good, and I was seriously poisoning my body with each dose. Because of this drug, I acquired severe tinnitus, I get vertigo attacks everyday, and I had a bad itchy rash on the skin above my colon that only went away with a steroid cream. Taking this medicine was the worst mistake I've ever made in my life, even though I was just following doctor's orders. This review is not exaggerated at all. If you take this drug, PLEASE watch out for side effects so you don't end up like me. But I would seriously suggest asking for an alternative to this.

Related Reading: tinnitus | the skin

Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 23

Diagnosed Ulcerative Proctitis. After only four treatments had ALL of the severe side effects listed on information sheet and symptoms much worse. Definitely not for me.

Comment from: Bill H. 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: February 18

I had a sudden flare up and was told to take this for a month but now on 2nd week and symptoms only worsened. Have an known alergy to ASA, known to GI DR but was told to try. Common ASA reaction signs (swelling of hands and lips) have not occured however.

Comment from: ljc2016 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I was prescribed Canasa after other medications failed (Asacol then added steroids for 7 mos.). At one point, I was taking 12 pills a day. The Canasa has kept my UC under control since 2012; my last colonoscopy in 2014 was free and clear of inflammation. I wish Canasa had been the first treatment option after seeing the results. I have found that if I stop taking it, the UC symptoms return. Since side effects are none, I take it daily before bed.

Related Reading: canasa | asacol | treatment

Comment from: amfranz 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

After experiencing bloody stools in 2010 I was told that I had an inflammation and prescribed Canasa. I used it for a couple of months and improved. Early 2012 I went to a new gastroenterologist due to an insurance change and records were transferred. I learned that I had ulcerative colitis and had been in remission. (Why didn’t anybody tell me???) I was prescribed Canasa suppositories, 1000 mg again. It began to help immediately. For the past three years I have had to fight as this is a very expensive drug and my insurance company keeps making me prove that I need it. Oral medications haven’t helped because the inflammation is too low in the colon and I don’t even want to discuss the enemas. Every time I stop using the Canasa or even miss a dose the symptoms come back. The most notable problem is spasms. I take dicyclomine for these but if I miss more than a couple of days I begin to pass blood and mucous and the spasms become unbearable. Apparently, these are wonderful at controlling symptoms but they are definitely not a cure. I have been experiencing issues with gas but until reading the above comments never considered it a side effect of Canasa. As Gas-X controls the gas but nothing else controls the spasms, blood and mucous, I’d consider that issue minor.

Related Reading: canasa | ulcerative colitis

Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: SylviaIsLegit 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 09

This drug ruined my ears forever. I took it for two weeks almost two years ago, and I'm still suffering from its side effects. It did me no good, and I was seriously poisoning my body with each dose. Because of this drug, I acquired severe tinnitus, I get vertigo attacks everyday, and I had a bad itchy rash on the skin above my colon that only went away with a steroid cream. Taking this medicine was the worst mistake I've ever made in my life, even though I was just following doctor's orders. This review is not exaggerated at all. If you take this drug, PLEASE watch out for side effects so you don't end up like me. But I would seriously suggest asking for an alternative to this.

Related Reading: tinnitus | the skin

Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 23

Diagnosed Ulcerative Proctitis. After only four treatments had ALL of the severe side effects listed on information sheet and symptoms much worse. Definitely not for me.

Comment from: Bill H. 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: February 18

I had a sudden flare up and was told to take this for a month but now on 2nd week and symptoms only worsened. Have an known alergy to ASA, known to GI DR but was told to try. Common ASA reaction signs (swelling of hands and lips) have not occured however.

Comment from: ljc2016 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I was prescribed Canasa after other medications failed (Asacol then added steroids for 7 mos.). At one point, I was taking 12 pills a day. The Canasa has kept my UC under control since 2012; my last colonoscopy in 2014 was free and clear of inflammation. I wish Canasa had been the first treatment option after seeing the results. I have found that if I stop taking it, the UC symptoms return. Since side effects are none, I take it daily before bed.

Related Reading: canasa | asacol | treatment

Comment from: amfranz 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

After experiencing bloody stools in 2010 I was told that I had an inflammation and prescribed Canasa. I used it for a couple of months and improved. Early 2012 I went to a new gastroenterologist due to an insurance change and records were transferred. I learned that I had ulcerative colitis and had been in remission. (Why didn’t anybody tell me???) I was prescribed Canasa suppositories, 1000 mg again. It began to help immediately. For the past three years I have had to fight as this is a very expensive drug and my insurance company keeps making me prove that I need it. Oral medications haven’t helped because the inflammation is too low in the colon and I don’t even want to discuss the enemas. Every time I stop using the Canasa or even miss a dose the symptoms come back. The most notable problem is spasms. I take dicyclomine for these but if I miss more than a couple of days I begin to pass blood and mucous and the spasms become unbearable. Apparently, these are wonderful at controlling symptoms but they are definitely not a cure. I have been experiencing issues with gas but until reading the above comments never considered it a side effect of Canasa. As Gas-X controls the gas but nothing else controls the spasms, blood and mucous, I’d consider that issue minor.

Related Reading: canasa | ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 15

I have tried many other treatments for the last two years but Canasa is the only thing that has stopped not only the bleeding but also the urgency. I use right before bed and have had no side effects. It is a God send for me.

Related Reading: canasa

Comment from: relieved26 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 03

I used it as a sample from my doctor. I took the pills and that didn't help. I found a box of the sample and it worked with one dose. I continued to use. It has not returned. I only have a flare once a year if that. This drug is a heaven sent but very expensive. With my insurance it was $600 out of pocket. So dr provided a sample.

Comment from: SylviaIsLegit 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 09

This drug ruined my ears forever. I took it for two weeks almost two years ago, and I'm still suffering from its side effects. It did me no good, and I was seriously poisoning my body with each dose. Because of this drug, I acquired severe tinnitus, I get vertigo attacks everyday, and I had a bad itchy rash on the skin above my colon that only went away with a steroid cream. Taking this medicine was the worst mistake I've ever made in my life, even though I was just following doctor's orders. This review is not exaggerated at all. If you take this drug, PLEASE watch out for side effects so you don't end up like me. But I would seriously suggest asking for an alternative to this.

Related Reading: tinnitus | the skin

Comment from: 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 23

Diagnosed Ulcerative Proctitis. After only four treatments had ALL of the severe side effects listed on information sheet and symptoms much worse. Definitely not for me.

Comment from: Bill H. 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: February 18

I had a sudden flare up and was told to take this for a month but now on 2nd week and symptoms only worsened. Have an known alergy to ASA, known to GI DR but was told to try. Common ASA reaction signs (swelling of hands and lips) have not occured however.

Comment from: ljc2016 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 11

I was prescribed Canasa after other medications failed (Asacol then added steroids for 7 mos.). At one point, I was taking 12 pills a day. The Canasa has kept my UC under control since 2012; my last colonoscopy in 2014 was free and clear of inflammation. I wish Canasa had been the first treatment option after seeing the results. I have found that if I stop taking it, the UC symptoms return. Since side effects are none, I take it daily before bed.

Related Reading: canasa | asacol | treatment

Comment from: amfranz 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

After experiencing bloody stools in 2010 I was told that I had an inflammation and prescribed Canasa. I used it for a couple of months and improved. Early 2012 I went to a new gastroenterologist due to an insurance change and records were transferred. I learned that I had ulcerative colitis and had been in remission. (Why didn’t anybody tell me???) I was prescribed Canasa suppositories, 1000 mg again. It began to help immediately. For the past three years I have had to fight as this is a very expensive drug and my insurance company keeps making me prove that I need it. Oral medications haven’t helped because the inflammation is too low in the colon and I don’t even want to discuss the enemas. Every time I stop using the Canasa or even miss a dose the symptoms come back. The most notable problem is spasms. I take dicyclomine for these but if I miss more than a couple of days I begin to pass blood and mucous and the spasms become unbearable. Apparently, these are wonderful at controlling symptoms but they are definitely not a cure. I have been experiencing issues with gas but until reading the above comments never considered it a side effect of Canasa. As Gas-X controls the gas but nothing else controls the spasms, blood and mucous, I’d consider that issue minor.

Related Reading: canasa | ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 15

I have tried many other treatments for the last two years but Canasa is the only thing that has stopped not only the bleeding but also the urgency. I use right before bed and have had no side effects. It is a God send for me.

Related Reading: canasa

Comment from: ouch 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 09

the suppository is difficult to get out of the stiff plastic wrapper. Would like to have an applicator instead of using finger to insert the suppository.

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

Comment from: Betty 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

After colonscopy found out I had proctitis and my Dr prescribed this to use. First day had adominal cramping but symtons of frequent trips to the bathroom subsided.Second day when I woke up had severe back pain. Called my Dr told to stop taking.Third day now did not use last night and still severe back pain. Wish I could have used this because have been suffering for 5 years with painful and frequent bowel moments.Have to see Dr next week to discuss other treatments.

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

Comment from: Betty 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

After colonscopy found out I had proctitis and my Dr prescribed this to use. First day had adominal cramping but symtons of frequent trips to the bathroom subsided.Second day when I woke up had severe back pain. Called my Dr told to stop taking.Third day now did not use last night and still severe back pain. Wish I could have used this because have been suffering for 5 years with painful and frequent bowel moments.Have to see Dr next week to discuss other treatments.

Comment from: socal 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

Taking for ulcerative colitis for about 3 weeks--seems to have reduced the bleeding a lot and reduced the bowel movement frequency quite a bit. Do have headaches and gas as side effects, but not too bad. Hope I don't have to take forever though!

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

Comment from: Betty 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

After colonscopy found out I had proctitis and my Dr prescribed this to use. First day had adominal cramping but symtons of frequent trips to the bathroom subsided.Second day when I woke up had severe back pain. Called my Dr told to stop taking.Third day now did not use last night and still severe back pain. Wish I could have used this because have been suffering for 5 years with painful and frequent bowel moments.Have to see Dr next week to discuss other treatments.

Comment from: socal 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

Taking for ulcerative colitis for about 3 weeks--seems to have reduced the bleeding a lot and reduced the bowel movement frequency quite a bit. Do have headaches and gas as side effects, but not too bad. Hope I don't have to take forever though!

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 03

i was diagnosed with a mild case of Proctitis and so far for the last 4 days i haven't had the urge to go to the bathroom no more blood or clots, only issue i had was stomach cramps but they went away after the first dose so overall canasa works good.

Related Reading: stomach | canasa

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

Comment from: Betty 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

After colonscopy found out I had proctitis and my Dr prescribed this to use. First day had adominal cramping but symtons of frequent trips to the bathroom subsided.Second day when I woke up had severe back pain. Called my Dr told to stop taking.Third day now did not use last night and still severe back pain. Wish I could have used this because have been suffering for 5 years with painful and frequent bowel moments.Have to see Dr next week to discuss other treatments.

Comment from: socal 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

Taking for ulcerative colitis for about 3 weeks--seems to have reduced the bleeding a lot and reduced the bowel movement frequency quite a bit. Do have headaches and gas as side effects, but not too bad. Hope I don't have to take forever though!

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 03

i was diagnosed with a mild case of Proctitis and so far for the last 4 days i haven't had the urge to go to the bathroom no more blood or clots, only issue i had was stomach cramps but they went away after the first dose so overall canasa works good.

Related Reading: stomach | canasa

Comment from: 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 25

Had mucous, bleeding, gas and too many trips to the bathroom. After colonscopy, I was diagnosed with localized inflammation of the lower colon. This drug worked great for the six weeks that my Dr. prescribed, but about a week after I stopped using it my symptoms started coming back. Now I take it every night to keep the inflammation in check and have been doing so for about a year. Luckily I don't seem to have any side effects but it is a pain in the ass (literally) to have to take this night after night.

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

Comment from: Betty 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

After colonscopy found out I had proctitis and my Dr prescribed this to use. First day had adominal cramping but symtons of frequent trips to the bathroom subsided.Second day when I woke up had severe back pain. Called my Dr told to stop taking.Third day now did not use last night and still severe back pain. Wish I could have used this because have been suffering for 5 years with painful and frequent bowel moments.Have to see Dr next week to discuss other treatments.

Comment from: socal 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

Taking for ulcerative colitis for about 3 weeks--seems to have reduced the bleeding a lot and reduced the bowel movement frequency quite a bit. Do have headaches and gas as side effects, but not too bad. Hope I don't have to take forever though!

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 03

i was diagnosed with a mild case of Proctitis and so far for the last 4 days i haven't had the urge to go to the bathroom no more blood or clots, only issue i had was stomach cramps but they went away after the first dose so overall canasa works good.

Related Reading: stomach | canasa

Comment from: 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 25

Had mucous, bleeding, gas and too many trips to the bathroom. After colonscopy, I was diagnosed with localized inflammation of the lower colon. This drug worked great for the six weeks that my Dr. prescribed, but about a week after I stopped using it my symptoms started coming back. Now I take it every night to keep the inflammation in check and have been doing so for about a year. Luckily I don't seem to have any side effects but it is a pain in the ass (literally) to have to take this night after night.

Comment from: ktime 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 20

I have Ulcerative Colitis. I take this med. once at night before bedtime. It has helped my symptoms of diarrhea and bloody stools, but I do experience bloating and constipation for about 3 days in a row. When I stop this med. for a day just so I can have a bowl movement, the symptoms return, so I guess I will just suffer with the bloating for now.

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

Comment from: Betty 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

After colonscopy found out I had proctitis and my Dr prescribed this to use. First day had adominal cramping but symtons of frequent trips to the bathroom subsided.Second day when I woke up had severe back pain. Called my Dr told to stop taking.Third day now did not use last night and still severe back pain. Wish I could have used this because have been suffering for 5 years with painful and frequent bowel moments.Have to see Dr next week to discuss other treatments.

Comment from: socal 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

Taking for ulcerative colitis for about 3 weeks--seems to have reduced the bleeding a lot and reduced the bowel movement frequency quite a bit. Do have headaches and gas as side effects, but not too bad. Hope I don't have to take forever though!

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 03

i was diagnosed with a mild case of Proctitis and so far for the last 4 days i haven't had the urge to go to the bathroom no more blood or clots, only issue i had was stomach cramps but they went away after the first dose so overall canasa works good.

Related Reading: stomach | canasa

Comment from: 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 25

Had mucous, bleeding, gas and too many trips to the bathroom. After colonscopy, I was diagnosed with localized inflammation of the lower colon. This drug worked great for the six weeks that my Dr. prescribed, but about a week after I stopped using it my symptoms started coming back. Now I take it every night to keep the inflammation in check and have been doing so for about a year. Luckily I don't seem to have any side effects but it is a pain in the ass (literally) to have to take this night after night.

Comment from: ktime 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 20

I have Ulcerative Colitis. I take this med. once at night before bedtime. It has helped my symptoms of diarrhea and bloody stools, but I do experience bloating and constipation for about 3 days in a row. When I stop this med. for a day just so I can have a bowl movement, the symptoms return, so I guess I will just suffer with the bloating for now.

Comment from: gardengirl 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 08

I was diagnosed with proctitis 3-month, tried Canasa for 4 weeks, once a day, with prednisone. It worked well just the first week, then I had a bad flair up. This medicine seems to work well for most people, but it didn't work for me. But I also didn't have any side effects.

Related Reading: canasa | prednisone

Comment from: Lavern 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

I found the treatment very helpful. I now have better control when having to use the bathroom. Haven't had an accident since using Canasa.

Related Reading: treatment | canasa

Comment from: John 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

In case you have a 'yuck' reaction to the insertion of this suppository you can purchase 144 protective latex tissue finger cots from Amazon for under $5. This medication has been the most effective I have taken for controlling my U.C.

Comment from: Betty 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

After colonscopy found out I had proctitis and my Dr prescribed this to use. First day had adominal cramping but symtons of frequent trips to the bathroom subsided.Second day when I woke up had severe back pain. Called my Dr told to stop taking.Third day now did not use last night and still severe back pain. Wish I could have used this because have been suffering for 5 years with painful and frequent bowel moments.Have to see Dr next week to discuss other treatments.

Comment from: socal 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 23

Taking for ulcerative colitis for about 3 weeks--seems to have reduced the bleeding a lot and reduced the bowel movement frequency quite a bit. Do have headaches and gas as side effects, but not too bad. Hope I don't have to take forever though!

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 03

i was diagnosed with a mild case of Proctitis and so far for the last 4 days i haven't had the urge to go to the bathroom no more blood or clots, only issue i had was stomach cramps but they went away after the first dose so overall canasa works good.

Related Reading: stomach | canasa

Comment from: 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 25

Had mucous, bleeding, gas and too many trips to the bathroom. After colonscopy, I was diagnosed with localized inflammation of the lower colon. This drug worked great for the six weeks that my Dr. prescribed, but about a week after I stopped using it my symptoms started coming back. Now I take it every night to keep the inflammation in check and have been doing so for about a year. Luckily I don't seem to have any side effects but it is a pain in the ass (literally) to have to take this night after night.

Comment from: ktime 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 20

I have Ulcerative Colitis. I take this med. once at night before bedtime. It has helped my symptoms of diarrhea and bloody stools, but I do experience bloating and constipation for about 3 days in a row. When I stop this med. for a day just so I can have a bowl movement, the symptoms return, so I guess I will just suffer with the bloating for now.

Comment from: gardengirl 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 08

I was diagnosed with proctitis 3-month, tried Canasa for 4 weeks, once a day, with prednisone. It worked well just the first week, then I had a bad flair up. This medicine seems to work well for most people, but it didn't work for me. But I also didn't have any side effects.

Related Reading: canasa | prednisone

Comment from: martigras 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 04

I've only been on this for less than a month. This is a 'God Send' for me. Started having horrible stomach cramping, along with frequent mucous, and at times bloody stools starting in June. Had every test possible run. I lost a total of 35 lbs. during all this. My cramping and frequent stools slowed down on their own about a month ago, but a constant itching continued in my rectum, thinking perhaps I needed a fissure fixed or something. It was like I wasn't cleaning myself enough, needing to constantly use baby wipes over and over. Then having hydrocortisone suppositories prescribed for that feeling. Even that didn't help with the itchy, dirty feeling. But as soon as I started with the Canasa, that stopped and my daily lower back ache I had every time I needed to have a stool went away too. I thank my lucky stars for insurance co-pays because I know w/o it, it would cost us about $20 a piece. With our insurance, only pay $40 for a month's worth.

Related Reading: stomach | hydrocortisone | canasa

Comment from: chris 35-44 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 26

I've had ulcerative proctitis for 10 years. And this drug does work but but the side effects are bad. I have dizzyness and very nauseated from the canasa.

Related Reading: canasa

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors