Welcome to HealingWell, Kaivee.
Colazal is another 5-ASA drug, in the same family as Asacol. It's most often prescribed for those who don't tolerate Asacol or for whom it doesn't work. It is expensive, but is covered by most insurances, and is now available in generic form (Balsalazide), which makes it about
$100 cheaper and makes most people's co-pays lower.
I've been on Colazal since shortly after my diagnosis because Asacol made my symptoms much worse. It helped, but didn't get me into remission on its own. Now I take it as my baseline drug and get Remicade infusions every 8 weeks to keep me in remission.
Judy - Southern US
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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