2 patient evaluations for Asacol

May 31, 2014 (Started Oct 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For some reason the Oregon Health Plan (new Obama-care insurance) does not cover Asacol HD 800mg TBEC. My recent flare-up may have been exacerbated because I ran out of the medication and couldn't get it refilled. For the last 2 weeks I have been paying out-of-pocket for it and it is EXPENSIVE. I will have to either find another medication option on Monday or work on the appeal process (which looks like a pain in the ass). Until then I will be paying out the whazoo for it because it is the only medication I know of that really can keep me in remission without noticeable side effects.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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May 19, 2010 (Started May 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Asacol simply doesn't work for me. Never has. It seemed to have no effect at all. That includes side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 1, 2009 (Started May 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 4800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For some people this may work. Not for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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