Lialda Vs Asacol-

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   Posted 5/16/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all-

Well Im on my 4th flare now... I made it about 3 months pretty much symptom free taking Lialda 2 pills in the morning, pro-biotic one in the morning one at night, and DGL pills 2-3 times a day.

Well I'm flaring again.... No blood though!

I have insurance, but no script coverage, and of course because of this lovely disease, I no longer can get script coverage - as far as I've found.

I was looking on Canadian sites for cheap Lialda and didnt find any really great deals. I did however find what seems to be a pretty good deal on generic 400mg Asacol.

I have used both, but what is the difference between these two pills? Is one known to be better than the other?

I'm also looking for cheap rowasa, and my doctor is having me try proctofoam. Also, for spasms in my stomach I'm taking hyomax.

I'm really frustrated because I'm supposed to leave in an hour for a romantic weekend with my girl friend in the mountains, and of course I can barely leave the bathroom.

So questions and a rant all in one post!

Thanks in advance,

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   Posted 5/16/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
You can get Asacol free from Proctor and Gamble if you can prove that you are low income. You have to provide tax returns and signed documentation from your doctor. It's really not that hard to get and the pills come quick after you prove your income. I definitely recommend looking into it. I am not sure how Lialdas patient assistance program works but I would bet it is similar. I also use Canasa and I get it through a patient assistance program. I get boxes for 2 dollar filling fee. You should definitely get some rectal meds. I am sure they all have programs. Look into it. Canasa is by Axcan. I am not sure who makes Rowesa. I think Lialda is just a bigger dose of the same medication. Maybe it is time released differently.

Diagnosed with mild proctitis in March 2007: Treated with Canasa (as needed)
December 08: Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day - Anemic
May 09: Off Canasa, taking Asacol (9/day)
Back on Canasa every other night + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron

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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I looked into the patient assistance programs, but I earn too much right now.

I have canasa and have used it. I also used the rowasa enemas.

I guess I'm more curious for info from people who have used both Lialda and Asacol and which they preferred.

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   Posted 5/18/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
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