Well spoke with my doctor yesterday, and he refilled my Asacol. But what has me a little upset was what I heard from the pharmacy and my doctor. Everyone was talking about
the cost savings of Colazal vs Asacol. I told my doctor I generally pay $5 for generics, but pay $15 for my Asacol as it doesn't have a generic and I don't mind that. And he was telling me how they are the same med, blah, blah, blah. But we as Crohns patients know that, yes they are in the same med family, but that they don't work the same way. I told him I know of many people who can't take Pentasa, but can Asacol or vice versa. So that tells me right there that each med is different. Plus I did research thru Healingwell on these meds, and saw many who couldn't take one type of 5ASA but successfully could use one of the others. I told my doctor it is working well for me, and he tells me well we don't know if its working for you. Kinda ticked me off, because thats all I have been using for nearly five years, and I have been feeling pretty darned good during that time, so "I" say its working just fine. Grrr!!! Thanks for listening to my rant:)
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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