cost of Canasa suppositories?

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saposs
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   Posted 1/20/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to know what will be the cost of Canasa suppositories? My GI's nurse just called up and asked to to start with canasa after my sigmoidoscopy/biopsy last week.
Also, she told me that i have mild inflammation and i need to start canasa... does this mean i have IBD? This was the first time i have had any tests/camera done.
Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D !
Guessing i have IBD, first doctor visit scheduled mid-December'08.
On no medication.


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/20/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you have inflammation in your rectum. It would probably be proctitis if the GI prescribed Canasa. I was prescribed Canasa after my sigmoidoscopy and I was diagnosed with Proctitis. The Canasa helped a lot. It is actually very expensive. It used to cost me a lot even with insurance. I order from Canada now, they call it Salofalk there. I pay about the same without insurance as I paid with it. US pharmacies are kind of a rip off imo. A sigmoidoscopy can only view a small part of your intestines so I don't think they can give the most accurate diagnosis with a sigmoidoscopy. Not too sure though.
Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)


saposs
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   Posted 1/21/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks silkygirl.
i m new to IBD, infact i do not exactly know what i have - all i know is it mild inflammation and i need to use Canasa - while sigmoidoscopy i did see that area - there was no inflammation as the scope moved higher up.
All these diseases - get along so much physical pain /suffering and added on to it is $$$ which just fly away! :-(
Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D ! (since Nov'2008)
Visited GI first time in Jan'09 first week, followed by Sigmoidoscopy/biopsy next week, results show mild inflammation in lower part of colon-advised Canasa suppository.

Post Edited (saposs) : 1/21/2009 10:19:30 AM (GMT-7)


Mommy pooh
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   Posted 1/21/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was on it, I paid $45 because that is the highest drug copay with my insurance. It was marked $600 or $800 full price though I think. I can't remember exactly.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Loestrin 24, Allergy meds., Maxalt for migraines and allergy shots once a month 
  • Past meds: Pred., Entocort, Dipentum, Asacol, and Canassa
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidney stone in right kidney.  Had the stone blasted and passed the fragments.

 


saposs
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   Posted 1/21/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks mommy pooh!... that is expensive!
Mucus & Blood in stools, Gas, Constipation sometimes - No D ! (since Nov'2008)
Visited GI first time in Jan'09 first week, followed by Sigmoidoscopy/biopsy next week, results show mild inflammation in lower part of colon-advised Canasa suppository.

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