Question: A different 5ASA during flare?

Great video series, thank you. If a 5ASA is no longer working (Lialda), is it common for a patient to try a different brand: Asacol, etc. of 5ASA before predn? Any thoughts on LDN?

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cbl

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We don't typically switch between 5ASA medications if one does not work. We do switch at times if one is not tolerated. I am not aware of any convincing data supporting the use of LDN for IBD.

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Dr. Brian Bressler

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