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Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

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Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

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Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 20

I HAVE RECTAL BLEEDING WITH BURNING PAIN AND BLOATING AND ABD DISTENTION. WHEN I TAKE DIPENTUM I RECEIVE RELIEF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!! I ONLY USE IT WHEN I HAVE FLARE UP'S AND IT DOES THE JOB FOR ME!!

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Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 20

I HAVE RECTAL BLEEDING WITH BURNING PAIN AND BLOATING AND ABD DISTENTION. WHEN I TAKE DIPENTUM I RECEIVE RELIEF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!! I ONLY USE IT WHEN I HAVE FLARE UP'S AND IT DOES THE JOB FOR ME!!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sassy 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 09

I was on the original clinical studies of this drug in 1983. It was the only drug that I could tolerate and helped me with some very difficult times. I still take it today because every time I attempt to either reduce or stop it , I start getting sick again. Today there are more sophisticated meds but I still find Dipentum the best, not too strong, few side effects and it works. No one, including many doctors don't believe that I was ever so sick with this disease. I do wish though that it were cheaper.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 20

I HAVE RECTAL BLEEDING WITH BURNING PAIN AND BLOATING AND ABD DISTENTION. WHEN I TAKE DIPENTUM I RECEIVE RELIEF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!! I ONLY USE IT WHEN I HAVE FLARE UP'S AND IT DOES THE JOB FOR ME!!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sassy 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 09

I was on the original clinical studies of this drug in 1983. It was the only drug that I could tolerate and helped me with some very difficult times. I still take it today because every time I attempt to either reduce or stop it , I start getting sick again. Today there are more sophisticated meds but I still find Dipentum the best, not too strong, few side effects and it works. No one, including many doctors don't believe that I was ever so sick with this disease. I do wish though that it were cheaper.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 35-44 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: April 11

This medicine has worked well for me for over ten years. However, the price has nearly tripled (to $581/month) since last year. Has anyone else experienced a similar price increase? (Note: I have a high deductible health plan)

Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 20

I HAVE RECTAL BLEEDING WITH BURNING PAIN AND BLOATING AND ABD DISTENTION. WHEN I TAKE DIPENTUM I RECEIVE RELIEF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!! I ONLY USE IT WHEN I HAVE FLARE UP'S AND IT DOES THE JOB FOR ME!!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sassy 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 09

I was on the original clinical studies of this drug in 1983. It was the only drug that I could tolerate and helped me with some very difficult times. I still take it today because every time I attempt to either reduce or stop it , I start getting sick again. Today there are more sophisticated meds but I still find Dipentum the best, not too strong, few side effects and it works. No one, including many doctors don't believe that I was ever so sick with this disease. I do wish though that it were cheaper.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 35-44 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: April 11

This medicine has worked well for me for over ten years. However, the price has nearly tripled (to $581/month) since last year. Has anyone else experienced a similar price increase? (Note: I have a high deductible health plan)

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 29

I've taken Dipentum 15+ years and it has been the most effective med I have encountered for UC. There have been no side effects, as with prior meds for me. I've had UC since 1986 and suffered with other meds-I found this med the BEST!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 20

I HAVE RECTAL BLEEDING WITH BURNING PAIN AND BLOATING AND ABD DISTENTION. WHEN I TAKE DIPENTUM I RECEIVE RELIEF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!! I ONLY USE IT WHEN I HAVE FLARE UP'S AND IT DOES THE JOB FOR ME!!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sassy 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 09

I was on the original clinical studies of this drug in 1983. It was the only drug that I could tolerate and helped me with some very difficult times. I still take it today because every time I attempt to either reduce or stop it , I start getting sick again. Today there are more sophisticated meds but I still find Dipentum the best, not too strong, few side effects and it works. No one, including many doctors don't believe that I was ever so sick with this disease. I do wish though that it were cheaper.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 35-44 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: April 11

This medicine has worked well for me for over ten years. However, the price has nearly tripled (to $581/month) since last year. Has anyone else experienced a similar price increase? (Note: I have a high deductible health plan)

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 29

I've taken Dipentum 15+ years and it has been the most effective med I have encountered for UC. There have been no side effects, as with prior meds for me. I've had UC since 1986 and suffered with other meds-I found this med the BEST!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Male 10 years or more Patient Published: January 26

I've been taking Dipentum to help control my flares for 18 years now, and have only minimal side efeects. Couldn't be happier with the results.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 20

I HAVE RECTAL BLEEDING WITH BURNING PAIN AND BLOATING AND ABD DISTENTION. WHEN I TAKE DIPENTUM I RECEIVE RELIEF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!! I ONLY USE IT WHEN I HAVE FLARE UP'S AND IT DOES THE JOB FOR ME!!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sassy 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 09

I was on the original clinical studies of this drug in 1983. It was the only drug that I could tolerate and helped me with some very difficult times. I still take it today because every time I attempt to either reduce or stop it , I start getting sick again. Today there are more sophisticated meds but I still find Dipentum the best, not too strong, few side effects and it works. No one, including many doctors don't believe that I was ever so sick with this disease. I do wish though that it were cheaper.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 35-44 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: April 11

This medicine has worked well for me for over ten years. However, the price has nearly tripled (to $581/month) since last year. Has anyone else experienced a similar price increase? (Note: I have a high deductible health plan)

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 29

I've taken Dipentum 15+ years and it has been the most effective med I have encountered for UC. There have been no side effects, as with prior meds for me. I've had UC since 1986 and suffered with other meds-I found this med the BEST!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Male 10 years or more Patient Published: January 26

I've been taking Dipentum to help control my flares for 18 years now, and have only minimal side efeects. Couldn't be happier with the results.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sweetie Pie 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 30

I was having chronic diarrhea for several months and chronic cramping. My symptoms have almost totally changed for the better. The only problem is the cost! I have no insurance and it runs almost $250 a month.

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Comment from: chrism 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 14

I have used Dipentum for over 30 years without any problems. Had side effects with other meds.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 18

I have taen this drug since 1990 and it had worked wonders. Up until this year my copay was very affordable, Maybe six months ago it was $100 for three months at one a day, big jump. Now for nearly the same number of capsules I picked up today is $279. Wwithout insurance the cost is $1500.00 a month once in the donut hole which I will hit net year. Next year I have to pay 30% of cost of the drug. To the other reviewers. I feel your pain it will get worse. Somebody please mfg a generic.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

I've been on this medication for 29 years. It has kept my Ulcerative Colitis in remission. I have just learned today (6/22/2015) that this drug has been discontinued by the manufacture. Hopefully some less expensive RX will replace it?

Related Reading: ulcerative colitis

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 20

I HAVE RECTAL BLEEDING WITH BURNING PAIN AND BLOATING AND ABD DISTENTION. WHEN I TAKE DIPENTUM I RECEIVE RELIEF ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!! I ONLY USE IT WHEN I HAVE FLARE UP'S AND IT DOES THE JOB FOR ME!!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sassy 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 09

I was on the original clinical studies of this drug in 1983. It was the only drug that I could tolerate and helped me with some very difficult times. I still take it today because every time I attempt to either reduce or stop it , I start getting sick again. Today there are more sophisticated meds but I still find Dipentum the best, not too strong, few side effects and it works. No one, including many doctors don't believe that I was ever so sick with this disease. I do wish though that it were cheaper.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: 35-44 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: April 11

This medicine has worked well for me for over ten years. However, the price has nearly tripled (to $581/month) since last year. Has anyone else experienced a similar price increase? (Note: I have a high deductible health plan)

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 29

I've taken Dipentum 15+ years and it has been the most effective med I have encountered for UC. There have been no side effects, as with prior meds for me. I've had UC since 1986 and suffered with other meds-I found this med the BEST!

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Male 10 years or more Patient Published: January 26

I've been taking Dipentum to help control my flares for 18 years now, and have only minimal side efeects. Couldn't be happier with the results.

Related Reading: dipentum

Comment from: Sweetie Pie 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 30

I was having chronic diarrhea for several months and chronic cramping. My symptoms have almost totally changed for the better. The only problem is the cost! I have no insurance and it runs almost $250 a month.

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: December 31

Been taking tis drug for over 12 years without any flareups. I have no noticeable side effects and believe this drug is keeping my colitis in check. This drug helped me get off of long time steroid use.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment See Slideshow
Comment from: mobnana 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 05

I have been on dipentum for 11 yrs. with no side effects. I also had a stroke 1 yr. ago and continue with dipentum with no side effects. I am recovering very nicely!!!

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Comment from: mobnana 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 05

I have been on dipentum for 11 yrs. with no side effects. I also had a stroke 1 yr. ago and continue with dipentum with no side effects. I am recovering very nicely!!!

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Comment from: DebD 45-54 Female 10 years or more Caregiver Published: July 19

I have been on this medication for approximately 15yrs. I feel it has been very effective in my treatment.

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