By request from a fellow UC’er and user of the site, it’s time to create a review page for another colitis medication.
If you’ve ever used Canansa suppositories to help treat your ulcerative colitis symptoms, please feel free to click the “submit review” button below and type in your experience for others to read.
Canansa suppositories are typically 1000mg of mesalamine which is the active ingredient. They are quite expensive, so if you’ve found a way to reduce your costs, or if your insurance has provided help with this costly medication, definitely share the details in the review.
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Used to order from a Canadian pharmacy because my insurance was terrible, but now my insurance covers it for $5 copay. I’m grateful, as it’s the most helpful thing I’ve tried for ulcerative proctitis.
I have used since I was pregnant they said this was safer. It makes my poop oily! But it works better then the pills for me.. quicker anyways since it’s directly to the spot
Diagnosed with mild UC this year, luckily the generic became available in 2019(?). Seems to maintain remission on as little as 3x per week in my case. Anything less and the symptoms come back. Side effects for me include bloating and gas the day after use.
Canasa suppositories helped a lot. Always felt better.
I had severe adverse reactions. It made my symptoms worse and made me a lot sicker.
Once diagnosed the doctor automatically entered me into a clinical trial. It lasted for about 6 months. Terrible experience, suppositories clear me right up. Insurance picked up the cost I paid $120 copay every 3 months. Used the suppositories for about 2 years once a night Non-Stop. Then I tried to stop started bleeding again. Used them again for a year. Stop using them in fine for another year. Canasa is great if your colitis isn't too far up into your rectum.
Thankfully my insurance covered it for a $40 copay. I don't use it regularly but at the first sign of bleeding I use it for a week or so. To expensive as a maintenance drug but great for a flare
I would say across the board that all Mesalamine products are good but I will qualify that with saying that they are good at maintaining remission but not necessarily getting you into it. If you’ve got a rough case of UC, you might need the “big guns” like a biologic to
get you INTO remission but once you are there it seems that mesalamine does a fine job of keeping you there. That’s my experience so far anyway😊
I have been using Canasa suppository 1000mg for the past 2 years. It worked well on my mild colitis. I have been paying $10 for 10 unit out of pocket, using Canasa coupon and my pharmacy insurance Caremark. Today when I refill the prescription, I was told that there is generic (Mesalamine 1000mg Suppository) now for Canasa, manufactured by Greenstone LLC. The insurance will no longer accept Canasa coupon. The generic costs $19.15 per 10 units. So I'm actually paying more now with generic.
Newly diagnosed with "mild UC". Dr. prescribed these along with oral Canasa. My symptoms stopped within 24 hours! I was shocked at the cost, but the pharmacist suggested signing up on the drug manufacturers website for their discount program. That brought the cost down to reasonable. At first, the meds did cause me to have a tummy ache & occasional ill feeling. But that has subsided. I will find out in 6 months if the inflammation is gone under the microscope. Until then, I am to use these daily.
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For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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