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