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1s
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   Posted 11/12/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I went into a walgreens to pick up some vsl3 and i was told that i needed a presription. Having bought the stuff in the past, i was surprised. The pharmacist went to go look up information and all he was able to come up with was that they carried 2 lined of vsl3, one prescription, one OTC.
 
This is in the USA...
 
I have heard nothing about vsl becoming a precription, and their website still says it is a food product, not a drug.
 
If anyone knows anything, I am mainly concerned with what the difference is between the two, if they are even significantly different. If it is a precription, it would be a lot cheaper for me through my insurance if i could get a presription.
 
 
left sided
prescribed lialda
take herbal meds instead


jujub
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   Posted 11/12/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I've not heard of it being prescription, but I wasn't able to get it locally, had to order from the manufacturer. That was several years ago, though. Since it's marketed as a dietary supplement, I don't know how it could've been put on prescription.
Judy
 
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.  Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years! 
 
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."


1s
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   Posted 11/13/2007 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I think they just had it messed up in their computer, bu tapparently he had the preccription form in stock but could not dispense it without a prescription. The regular was out of stock so he couldnt even compare the two bottles. it is pretty hard to find locally but if you look online for a nearby distributor like walgreens or cvs you can get it. you ll just have to call a week ahead and have them order it because they never seem to stock more than one or two bottles

anyway thanks Judy
left sided
prescribed lialda
take herbal meds instead


relativelyquantum
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Total Posts : 196
   Posted 11/13/2007 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Does that mean you can get a prescription for VSL3 and possibly have insurance cover some of it?
Pancolitis '04
Yet to go into remission, Flare-up since Aug 12th and still atempting to work in the midst of it
On Lialda (2/dy), probiotics, Oriental Medical Tea & Prescribed Diet, Greens+, Fish Oil

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