I too was switched to generic from Colozal last month. I've been wondering if it is as good as the brand name. When my pharmacy called to tell me that the brand would be over $300 vs the generic at $15 I of course told her to use the generic and I got on the phone to my doc. The doc's office said there is no difference, but now here I am going to see him today with a possible fistula. I'm going to have a long and serious discussion with him about this change along with a few other things.
I've also noticed that the generic has a plastic taste that Colozal didn't and that it doesn't go down as easily. It could be my imagination, but I think the generic is also slightly larger pills than the brand. It all makes me mad when I think about it, I'm just about ready to take on my insurance company and ask them exactly where they think they get off doing this to people?
I hope all works out for you and that the twinges are fleeting and just a fluke!
Diagnosed with UC March '07
Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
Prednisone - will never take it again!