FDA delays generic competition for to...

FDA delays generic competition for top Salix drug

There are 7 comments on the Bizjournals.com story from Aug 28, 2006, titled FDA delays generic competition for top Salix drug. In it, Bizjournals.com reports that:

Triangle Business Journal - 10:45 AM EDT Monday Salix Pharmaceuticals has secured six more months of market protection from generic competition for its most lucrative drug.

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Rusty Walker

Roseboro, NC

#1 Nov 13, 2006
This is good medication, and has been a long time coming. But, $300+ per month is just too high. A generic alternative, would be a great benefit to UC patients.

Ava, MO

#2 Jan 13, 2007
I have a friend who was diagnosed and operated on for crones disease. He was having bad problems and put on a shot that cost $1000 a shot , he could not afford and just in last week and half they put him on colazal 9 pills a days 750mg . Does anyone know about this at all? What can he look for in this drug?

Lorain, OH

#3 Jan 16, 2007
Go to www.salix.com and check out all of the good data regarding Colazal. Hopefully it will help your friend!

Pinellas Park, FL

#4 May 17, 2007
i've been taking this medicine since 2003 and it has helped control my colitis greatly. The only thing i have to say is that you cannot be skipping doses. you have to take every single dose every single day even if you are feeling great.

Pinellas Park, FL

#5 May 17, 2007
I got lazy one time and started skipping a dose here and there and it didn't affect me at first but a few weeks later a flair up hit. Now before taking this med i was really bad i would bleed rectally and have strong abdominal cramping and loss of appetite and i wouldn't even feel like drinking water. Thats how bad i would get. This medicine has worked wonders. I have taken all the other ones too like asacol and sulfasalazine. But like any other med it all depends on the person. What worked for me might not work on someone else. For the first few days maybe a week of taking colazal you might feel like it makes you go to bathroom when you take it but it should go away. If it keeps getting worse then its not working.

United States

#6 Jun 17, 2007
I was diagnosed with uc in March of this year. First, I was placed on Asacol, but that led to me been put in the hospital, because the medicine made me so sick, I will not eat or drink. Everything kept coming up. I even end up having a blood transfusion. After, I got out the hospital, the doctor placed me on Colazal. Well now, I am nausea, vomiting & very weak all the time.I haven't been to work in a week,I losted so much of weight & I still don't have no energy for my kids or my husband. I feel so hopeless, don't know what to do. When I complained to my doctor, she only wants to add some more medicine to the list. Why don't the doctors understand , that we are in pain & in desperate need of their help. I do not know what to do, I got to work to help pay bills. Do anybody have any ideas? help, I am desperate

Morristown, NJ

#7 Aug 17, 2007
My gastroenterologist has put me on Colazal for
microscopic colitis? Does anyone know if this is an approved treatment for microscopic colitis. He
also would like to keep me on it a minimum of 2 years. I started taking the meds, and I must say
that I no longer have excruiciating cramps.

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