Simplefill helps Americans who are struggling to pay for the costly medications they need to manage chronic diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn more about Mesalamine patient assistance programs, and enroll with Simplefill today.
What is Mesalamine?
Mesalamine is a medication prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It’s often marketed under several brand names, such as Delzicol, Pentasa, Asacol HD, and Apriso. Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory drug that comes in several strengths and forms (delayed-release, controlled release, and extended-release tablets or capsules).
Mesalamine is used to reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases to maintain remission and prevent flare-ups.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can have a serious impact on the ability to maintain one’s normal daily routine. They can cause difficulties in work, education, social relationships, and for many, financial difficulties. All of these struggles can result in a high degree of psychological stress. Medical research has shown that stress is an aggravating factor that can trigger flare-ups and relapses.
By connecting people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis with prescription assistance programs, Simplefill helps them in two important ways. First, by ensuring they have an uninterrupted supply of the medication needed to manage their physical condition. Second, by eliminating a key source of stress that can worsen symptoms.
How does Mesalamine Work?
The exact way in which Mesalamine works is not fully understood. It’s commonly believed to change the way that cells in the intestinal lining produce and release certain chemicals, most notably prostaglandins, which cause inflammation in the colon.
Specifically, Mesalamine may block the activity of two enzymes, lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, that are essential to the production of prostaglandins. These enzymes tend to be overactive in people with inflammatory bowel diseases. Reducing prostaglandin levels reduces inflammation in the colon, allowing it to heal and decreasing the likelihood of flare-ups.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
As soon as you become a Simplefill member, which you can do by applying online or calling us at 1(877)386-0206, we’ll get straight to work on finding you the prescription assistance you need. One of our patient advocates will call you within 24 hours after you apply and conduct a brief interview.
Your answers enable us to establish your Simplefill member profile, which will allow us to match your prescription needs to the Mesalamine assistance programs most likely to meet them.
We’ve eliminated the need for our members to deal with any paperwork. We’ll take care of that for you by completing applications and submitting them on your behalf. Once you’re approved, we’ll also take care of any enrollment paperwork.
From that point on, you’ll have no reason to worry about paying high prices for your Mesalamine. You’ll also never have to stress about your prescription expiring. If your physician adds new medications to your treatment plan, we’ll update your Simplefill profile and get you some help paying for them, too. We’re here to help for as long as you need prescription assistance.
Become a Simplefill member today, and you may be surprised at how little you’ll have to pay for your Mesalamine prescription.