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   Posted 3/24/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
 I have not posted in awhile but do read this forum daily. I have received many helpful tips and admire all of you for your knowledge on this DD. I was dx. with Pancolitis 3/2004. This was my first and only "Flare" (Thank God). I was originally placed on Colazal 3 tabs 3x a day. I was tapered down to 3 tabs 2x a day about 3 years ago and all is well. I just called in my med renewal and was told I would now be getting the "GENERIC" form of Colazal. I don't know the name of it. This change was due to ins. I assume there is now a Generic form of Colazal. My concern is that after all these years the change in med. will send me into a FLARE. Would appreciate any knowledge, experience or input anyone my have about this change.
 Thanks and good health to all.

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   Posted 3/24/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Generic Colazal just came out. There is another post on it. I'll try to find the link for you. I had some constipation w/ it (maybe mental??) and had my doctor put me back on name brand. We just had to okay it w/ insurance.

It is way cheaper though which is awesome.
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100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Nexium
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   Posted 3/24/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I had issues on the generic colazal as well. I got very loose stools with it. My doc put me back on the name brand as well. We just pay more of a copay for it.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997.
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal
rowasa enema nightly
35 years old, white, female

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   Posted 3/24/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on the generic for almost two months. I can't tell the difference. Unless you're sensitive to one of the inactive ingredients in the capsule, you shouldn't have a problem. The actual drug (balsalazide) is the same in Colazal and the generic.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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