I don't know why I do this, but all was well since May. I started a mini flare and within two days of using the real Rowasa, the bleeding was gone and the BM's were formed - I continued on my maintenance plan only using Rowasa once a week then to one every other week. Last month I ended up getting the generic Rowasa and I'm in a mini-flare again. It started on Friday and by Monday it appeared to be gone, but by mid afternoon, the bleeding came back. I'm still doing nightly and it just isn't working like it does when I use Rowasa.
Every time I use the generic, this happens. Why have I not learned my lesson!!!!???? Why do I think this time will be better or different? I called the Pharm this morning to refill with the Brand Name, but they ahve to order it and it won't be here until tomorrow. ARGH!!!
I also hate the generic b/c the plastic isn't as soft as the Rowasa bottle and I can't get all the stuff out - I guess that could be the issue.
No more, never again, will I switch over to the generic kind. And honestly, it only saved me $20 by going generic. It is so not worth it.
Does anyone else notice the difference between the Brand Name and the Generic on this particular drug? Normally I have no issues with generic drugs, but this one just doesn't seem to be the same.
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day; 1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission; Nexium & 1 Probiotic in the morning
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status: Remission since May 2007