Ditto on starting a new thread. A doctor or pharmacist will say there is no difference between delzicol, lialda and asacol. All are the same dose of the active ingredient mesalamine. Anecdotal here, some say they do better on one over another. As certainly each manufacturer has a different proprietary formula for their delay-release chemical coating and different inactive ingredients, which may impact the point of medicine release, rate, and distribution pattern. Sometimes, there's no consequence when switching between like medications. Other times, your symptoms might be upset for a couple days. You can switch and see if there's any difference for you.
You can appeal your insurance company's change in medication. Some do succeed.
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John, 38, in a minor flare, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/8wks; 50mgs 6MP, 4.8g Lialda, 20mgs predSpouses say the funniest things: I was so busy this morning that I didn't have time to take a poop, I tried mid-afternoon but couldn't as I'd missed my daily pooprtunity. I had gone 3X with urgency