Lialda - Asacol ?

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UC Dude
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   Posted 9/30/2007 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone know or hear if there is supposed to be any difference in outcomes between the two OTHER than # you have to take?  I have no problem taking pills, or remembering.
 
For years ASACOL has been pricey.  My Dr. offered me the opportunity to switch at my last appointment and I stayed with Asacol.  My thought is that with competition ASACOL should be less expensive in the near future. 
 
 
 
 
 


sodbuster19
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   Posted 9/30/2007 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have been on Asacol since late 1998. I don't think Asacol is too expenseve. Without any insurance I only pay $77 for 1 month supply of 360 pills. I live in upstate New York. Where do you live, and what does Asacol cost by you?
Asacol 12 per day
Bad flares Guniess & hot wings


kb5
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   Posted 9/30/2007 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow I may have to move to new york!.

In illinois 360 pills without insurance costs over 400 bucks. I can get it from canada for 147.

Wouldn't it be nice if they came out with a generic instead of another expensive form of the same thing?
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, down to 15 mg pred.
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---fingers crossed!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea


Beth75
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   Posted 9/30/2007 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
GI said only difference for me would be that it would be easier for me to take them. I wasn't always taking all my meds......
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ;prev. Asacol 4800mg day,Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


UC Dude
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   Posted 9/30/2007 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
sodbuster19 said...
Hi, I have been on Asacol since late 1998. I don't think Asacol is too expenseve. Without any insurance I only pay $77 for 1 month supply of 360 pills. I live in upstate New York. Where do you live, and what does Asacol cost by you?

What program etc supplements the cost?
 


UC Dude
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   Posted 9/30/2007 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
kb5 said...
Wow I may have to move to new york!.

In illinois 360 pills without insurance costs over 400 bucks. I can get it from canada for 147.

Wouldn't it be nice if they came out with a generic instead of another expensive form of the same thing?

I am not sure when that will be, but Asacol will lose protection at some point then have the opportunity to go generic.  I think a drug has 15 years when it hits the market or something like that to be protected.
 


wishiwasnormal
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   Posted 10/1/2007 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
thank goodness for the national health service!!!!!!! uk is still good for one thing at least

:)

sodbuster19
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
kb5, where in Illinois do you live? I am from Chicago(the city, not burbs) and moved to NY in 2003. I have gotten my Asacol from 3 places here in NY and all have been under $80.00. Once I meet my $500/ded from my ins, it's free, no copay. I have seen people posting about how expensive Asacol is, and I just never understood how much they were paying. Some are paying a lot.
Asacol 12 per day
Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

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