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Veronica Ballerina
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   Posted 1/17/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everybody!
I am from Brazil and I am taking Pentasa, my doubt is. Is Pentasa so expensive in USA as here in Brazil, I checked and a box with 50 pills costs something like $300.00, and I need 5 of these by month.

Veronica Nunes - 27 years - Brazil

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   Posted 1/17/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in Canada. I pay $128 Cdn for 180, 500 mg tablets. (Actually my insurance covers it, that is what the pharmacy charges, including the dispensing fee.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 1/17/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, I found this price............ USA
240 capsules $193.99

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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
What's the usual daily dose?

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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
My insurance hasn't covered my Pentasa yet. My GI's office gave me samples until they can see if my insurance will authorize it. Its very frustrating.
Amanda: age 23 happily married for 6 years
Mother to Kirstiana 5, Savannah soon to be 2, Halen 11 weeks
I have had symptoms since a young child but I was FINALLY diagnosed 1/14/2008!
  • Currently taking: Pentasa 500 mg 2 tablets 3 times daily  Darvocet 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed (I can't take due to watching my children it makes me drowsy and sick) Prednisone 60 mg to decrease by 10 mg weekly until down to 2.5mg Ranitidine 300 mg 1 tablet twice daily Women's one a day multi-vitamin with double the calcium once daily

I have no family or friends around me other than my husband and children so I very greatly appreciate this group and i'm hoping to become a regular. You are all great people! (I also need to add my father in law does live fairly close as well..I don't want to leave him out.)


Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 1/18/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
"240 capsules $193.99" That's actually pretty cheap. For Pentasa, at least. Without my insurance I think they'd charge me $500US for it.
Current DX: Graves' disease, Crohn's disease, gallstones, scoliosis, enlarged heart, syringomyelia (C6-L1)

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   Posted 1/18/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
8pills daily,400mg, 30 month supply costs me 33.00 dollars for my copayment. But I don't use it anymore, I have an entire bottle never even opened and I don't need it a
nymore, I'm back on Asacol by my choice. I can't stand those huge blue horse pills! tongue
-diagnosed w/uterine cancer in March 2004, partial hysterectomy in May 2004, cancer free since May 2004,diagnosed with Crohns since March 2003, fibro and neuropthy pain since 2006.
Meds- Imuran, Asacol, Zoloft, Flexiril, Lyrica, Darvocet, Tramadol, Yazmin(to control ovarian cysts) 

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   Posted 1/19/2008 2:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I get my drugs paid for by work work drug plan here in Canada. I get a two month supply at a time 480, 500 mg and it's costs them $332 including the pharmacy dispensing fee.

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   Posted 1/20/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I just filled my first 30 day supply (I was living off of samples).  Mine was 120 pills for $188, I had to pay $44 which isnt bad considering what it could be but its sad when you have to budget for medicine!  Cant wait til there is a generic for it!

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   Posted 1/20/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
someone contact me about unused Pentasa bottles I have lying around. I am giving them away.

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   Posted 1/21/2008 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband pay $10.00 co-pay for 240. I don't know what we be paying with out our insurance.

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   Posted 2/10/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband was taken off Pentasa. I know we are not to give out pills to anyone.

Post Edited By Moderator (Ides) : 2/10/2008 3:51:12 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/10/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Using this forum to trade, give or sell prescription medications to another is forbidden. That is a violation of state and US federal laws.
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   Posted 2/10/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't know. Sorry for that. Won't do that again.

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   Posted 2/11/2008 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   
In the US, you can apply for the Patient Assistance Program from the manufacturer of Pentasa, and if qualified, you can get a discount. Go to I don't know what you do in Brazil, but I suggest that you check out the pharmaceutical site and see if you can get some help. Good luck
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares

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