I was on Balsalazide generic for 1 year and was steadily getting worse...way more symptomatic throughout the day, gas, weight loss, everything, the whole 9 yards. Had the GI write the script do not substitute and way happier now. Took me quite a while to make the connection, as I had believed the generics were supposed to be the same? I still don't know how that works.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
~I had Mono in 2000; MMR vaccination in 2001
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
(Generic Balsalazide not as effective for me)
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!