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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/14/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have health insurance, but apparently I have already reached my $1500 cap on prescriptions. Now I'm having to pay full price for my generic versions of Colazal and Rowasa. I've heard people talk about a discount card???

Elite Member

Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 5/14/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if this is what people were talking about, Starbuck, but I found this link for a discount card that's good several places:
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Mamas Boys
Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1460
   Posted 5/14/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My insurance caps out at $500 a year.  That doesn't even cover 1 month supply of my drugs!  My doc now gives me samples of most things that I use.  The only thing I need to get from the pharmacy is the azathioprine.  And that stays basically within my $500 a year cap.  Ask your GI if they can do something like that for you.


Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 88
   Posted 5/15/2008 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi!  Maybe you are talking about the card I have.  This is a Colazal discount card.  I received from Salix back in Jan.  It is good for up to $100 off a 30 day supply (up to 6 prescriptions- meaning this stops in July)  I am not sure how I received this other than a year ago I found a rebate online for Colazal (at the time I didn't have insurance) and sent that in.  Anyway, I have insurance now and it has paid my $50 deductible since Feb.  I don't pay anything, of course until after July. 

There is an number on the back of the card 866-669-7597.  I hope this helps

UC since 1995 - Entire colon
Currently on Canasa, 6MP, & Colazal, Levsin

Paul L
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 647
   Posted 5/15/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Go to and click on the link for the Colazal Co-Pay Value Card and it will take you to an enrolment form. You can go directly to the form at

Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Bad reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Abatacept trial - no effect

New Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 5/15/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 5/15/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sams club and Costco has cheaper generics and you don't have to be a member.
40 yrs young
dx UC (pancolitis) Dec 03 then re-dx to Crohns colitis April 04 then re-dx again to UC Dec 07-currently taking no meds and in remission

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