I was on Asacol for 18 months with poor response, in fact, I was considering surgery! My GI asked me if I would like to be in a drug study and, of course, I said yes. The study was on Lialda, and it worked wonders for me. I was unhappy when I "flunked" out of the study. My insurance does pay for the drug. i can only say that it worked wonders for me and I don't want to go back to Asacol and the awful prednisone.
Prescriptions: Lialda (on a study)
asacol, hycosamine, protonix, synthroid, zyrtec, avalide, nasocort, Miacalcin spray and Trazadone for sleep.
OTCs: Usana multivitamins and multiminerals, Usana Procosa, Usana Mega Antioxidants, Omega 3, Vit. E, Healthy trinity probiotics, Calcium Citrate