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carmen
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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 2/2/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started the new drug mezavant, in Canada, same as Lialda .
 
It is great to take just 1 dose a day. I tried all the other pentasa, salofalk,
asacol, sulfasalazine, they either did nothing, or gave me side effects..
 
so far so good, with the side effects issue on mezavant. I am afraid to say it
in case it backfires on me.
 
Mezavant just came out on January 29th from the company shire.
 
Thanks
Carmen

Marie-Claire
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 2/3/2008 4:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of Mezavant....which part of Canada are you from? Does insurance pay for this drug?
I have been on sulfasalazine for years....they give me terrible headaches but all others were worse and since it seems to maintain my CD "fairly " well...I put up with the headaches because I don't want to go on any of the "bigger guns". ....although I've come awfully close a few times with partial obstructions.
Keep us posted ok.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 


carmen
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 2/3/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   

I kept checking the shire web site , and then on Jan. 29th is when the medication came out. I called the pharmacy and they checked their system, and it is available.

I am from ontario, Yes the insurance did cover it.

It comes in bottles of 120 pills , and you only take the dosage once a day.

Thanks

Carmen

 

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