Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
The Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Resource page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the National Eczema Association. It is intended to provide information on eczema and to streamline and simplify the way those with eczema may find assistance paying for their medications.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, and often times painful, illnesses that attack the digestive system. Collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), over 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohn's and colitis, for which there is no cure. The mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) are programs offered by pharmaceutical companies to help those most in need gain access to their medications at no or low cost. Each program has varying financial and insurance guidelines - when in doubt, call the program. To find the specific PAP information for a specific drug click on the list below. You will then be taken to a listing of all the programs available for that medication.|
NeedyMeds and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.
|Click HERE to learn more about NeedyMeds and how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.|
Medications used in the treatment of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis .
Blue names means the drug is available through a Patient Assistance Program; an asterisk indicates the drug is not currently available through a patient assistance program:
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol)
Colazal (balsalazide disodium)*
Entocort EC (budesonide)*
|Lialda (mesalamine) |
Neoral (certolizumab pegol)
Rowasa (mesalamine) *
Sandimmune (certolizumab pegol)
Other Sources of Assistance:
- ConvaTec Ostomy Access Program
- HealthWell Foundation
- The Oley Foundation
- Children's Special Health Care Services - Indiana State Department of Health
For those without insurance or unable to pay for a visit with a physician, NeedyMeds has compiled a nationwide list of free, low cost, and sliding scale clinics. Click HERE to find the clinic nearest you.