Drug Study - I'm a Guinea Pig

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BumTum
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 304
   Posted 7/18/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been selected to take part in a drug study for Asacol.  Proctor and Gamble is trying to determine if Asacol can become a once-a-day drug.  I take my entire day's worth of Asacol once a day.
 
They give me all my medication free for a year.  I get a little compensation - not much. 
 
I'm nervous as I sure don't want to flare.  I've been doing very well since I was diagnosed in 2006.
 
I'll let you know how it goes.
 
BumTum
  • Pancolitis since 5/06 at age 50, IBS since childhood
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis - L4 and L5
  • Prescribed: Asacol, Atenolol, Zoloft, Synthroid, Menest, Crestor 
  • Prescribed: Xanax & Hydrocodone as needed
  • OTC:  Probiotic 15-35, Multi Vitamin, B Complex, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Biotin
 
 
 


bellski
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 499
   Posted 7/18/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
God luck, I've heard that it is O.K. to take it all at once. Since it is a study, is there a chance they will give you a sugar pill and you don't know it? Just wondering.
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
"I thank God that  I found this website!"
 


potty girl
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 835
   Posted 7/18/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
how many times a day do you take it now. I take 2 pills 3 times a day and if I miss my afternoon pills I notice it. I am wondering if taking them all at once will like let the meds out all at once then be a problem later. let us know how it goes. It would be nice not to have to remember 3 times a day. Hope it works out for you.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


BumTum
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 304
   Posted 7/18/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I had been taking 3 pills, twice a day.
  • Pancolitis since 5/06 at age 50, IBS since childhood
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis - L4 and L5
  • Prescribed: Asacol, Atenolol, Zoloft, Synthroid, Menest, Crestor 
  • Prescribed: Xanax & Hydrocodone as needed
  • OTC:  Probiotic 15-35, Multi Vitamin, B Complex, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Biotin
 
 
 

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