Anyone found a cheap place to buy Asacol/Lialda?

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sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/7/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,

I found a really cheap Canadian pharmacy for ordering Asacol. They called me a few days later to let me know it was in such demand it was on back order indefinitely.

Sooo, now I need to find a new place to order these meds from. Anyone have any suggestions??

Thanks,

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/7/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I get mine for free through proctor and gamble's patient assistance program. I have ordered from canadadrugs.com though and had good results. Their 21 day guarantee is wonderful.
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
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


yucky_UC
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   Posted 6/7/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
does your GI drs office have a voucher / assistance program? the voucher topic came up during the last visit i had with my GI. i'm not sure that it'll make a huge difference to you (i know these meds are very, very pricey - i used to have the worst insurance ever and had to pay for asacol upfront and then get reimbursed whenever the insurance folks felt like sending me a check), but it's worth asking at your drs office.

fruitgirl
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   Posted 6/7/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Apriso (same active ingredient as Asacol and Lialda) has a program where they will reimburse you for up to $50 per month. If you want more info on it let me know.
Status: Remission since late May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa twice weekly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


Old Hat
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   Posted 6/7/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Apriso contains Aspartame! UCers should boycott it 'til Salix quits playing with our health. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/8/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I looked into the patience assistance program but I dont see mto qualify.

I'm really frustrated trying to get all my meds and now pay though the nose...

I can't believe the generic asacol is in such demand my Canadian pharmacy is on back-order for so long :(

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/8/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
just go to CanadaDrugs.com
 
P&G seems pretty tight about the PA program. Other companies aren't. I had to submit tax forms to participate. Luckily I have been unemployed and was elligible. If I were employed I would have trouble paying for all these drugs since insurance only seems to cover a certain percent and copays are pretty high.
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
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...


sgtpeper
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   Posted 6/8/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow canadaDrugs.com is over 2x as expensive as canadian pharmacy I was previously ordering from :(

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/8/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Well it's less than half as expensive as the US pharmacies. Better to pay a little more than to flare, haha. Look around, there are other pharmacies. I've never seen one half the cost of CanadaDrugs but I am sure they exist. No wonder they are backordered with those prices. Hope you get some low cost Asacol soon!
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
Reducing to 6 Asacol/day + Canasa + Probiotics + Iron - So far so good!!! -SPOKE TOO SOON! Back to 9/day...

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