what to do with unused asacol

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winni
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   Posted 9/13/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
hello,
i have a big bottle of asacol thats half full.. i am never going to use it and i know its expensive. i was wondering if there was a place i could donate it, or someone i could send it to.
thanks
Winni, 24

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: prednisone 10 mg and tapering, colazal 9 daily
supplements:probiotics,calcium and iron supplements, aloe vera gel, kombucha and cinnamon tea.
osteopenia from 1 year of being off and on prednisone.
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finally in remission... (fingers crossed)... from the colazal


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   Posted 9/13/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a good question..............I was wondering the same thing if by chance Asacol is stopped and a different medication is prescribed in its place for my husband. I know we are not supposed to give medicine to others for whom it was not prescribed but it does seem like a terrible waste to just discard when others could use it. Especially with the cost for some.

60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40  mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg


tjf
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   Posted 9/13/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I know my pharmacy has a sign that says they cannot accept prescription meds once they have left the pharmacy. You could ask your GI but I'm guessing they will say the same thing.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC

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summerstorm
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   Posted 9/13/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been wonderign that too, i have a 90 day supply of colazal (minus two days) that i don't need now that i am "cured", lol. And i hate to throw it away, it's like a couple thousand dollars worth of meds.

UCinGV
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   Posted 9/13/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
You can mail it to me.
12 Asacol
100 mg Imuran
6 or 9 fish oil pills
4 Acidophilus pills
4 Caprylic Acid pills


Red_34
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   Posted 9/14/2007 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
It is against the law to share prescribed medications. This comes up every now and then here and I wish there was a simpler solution but as of right now, I know of no agency that takes prescriptions.
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Another UC wife
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   Posted 9/14/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I discussed this with my husband last night - we have a brother in law that I forgot uses this so if we end up going to a different medication then we will share with him. It is really too bad when you absoluteley know and trust the source and know there is no tampering that it is not legal to do so. Especially if it is anUNopenED bottle.

This one in particular is so expensive for a lot of people who do not have good drug coverage picking up most of the cost. Some things just don't make sense in my opinion.

60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40  mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg


Red_34
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   Posted 9/14/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I totally agree that it doesn't make much sense to waste such an expensive medication but we are at the mercy of the government :(
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Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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okiemom
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   Posted 9/14/2007 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I do not know the name of the agency here in Oklahoma, but our church takes medication that is donated by church members to the agency. I think that they have certain guidelines, it must be kept under lock and key etc.

It is a Southern Baptist Church.
I have taken my dads heart meds there - they are like $4.00 per pill.

if it is okay, I can post a link to our church web site and they have email address that you could ask them about the type of agency that it is donated to.
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