Asacol has never been as effective for me as Salofalk. Since I live in the U.S. now, and Salofalk is unavailable here, I have tried several times to switch from Salofalk tabs to Asacol. Every single time I've tried, my symptoms have gotten worse. I've just given up trying to switch over, and order Salofalk from Canada, despite the high cost. The Salofalk costs me about
$2500/year out of pocket, but I don't have a lot of choice. I've tried Apriso thinking it would be similar to Salofalk, but it wasn't as effective, same with Pentasa. I've never tried Colazal or sulfasalazine so I don't know if they would work for me.
In my opinion, based on my experience, asacol and Salofalk are not equivalent. (My profile needs to be updated as I am back to taking Salofalk instead of Asacol).
DX Pancolitis 2003. Subsequent flares limited to left side
Flare every 2-3 years.
Asacol 12 tabs daily,
Probiotics: Primal defense, Ultimate Flora and VSL#3DS. Fiber: Psyllium and "super seed".
Allergic to Imuran
Current flare last 9 months.. No diarrhea.
Switched from Cortifoam to Colocort 2x daily.
Flared again while tapering. Inflamed up to about
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