As I posted last week, I've been experiencing a UC flare since the end of March, with a small amount of bleeding but no other symptoms. I follow the SCD diet and was completely med-free for about 9 months. I started taking sulfasalazine after a couple of weeks of SCD intro diet didn't help. At the end of last week, I had my doctor prescribe Canasa suppositories - but then the pharmacy called and told me my co-pay was $350 for one month! I went ahead and had them fill just enough to get me through the weekend and it seems to be helping - no bleeding on Saturday, a small amount yesterday, and none today.
My insurance doesn't cover Rowasa at all - so I think it's about the same price.
My question is whether anyone in the US knows of a reliable Canadian pharmacy or other source for low-cost Canasa. I found one Canadian pharmacy (www.canadianprescriptiondrugstore.com
) that lists 30 1000mg suppositories for $75.
Or any other suggestions?
UC since 12/05
sulfasalazine worked for a year, then started
med-free starting 7/08
flare started 3/23
back on sulfasalazine 3x/day plus Canasa for the past 3 days, improving