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Your monthly Canasa cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible to receive your Canasa prescription through the patient assistance program, your medication will be free. We charge a flat monthly service fee of $49 per medication to cover the cost of our services.

Am I eligible for Canasa patient assistance?

To be eligible for the Canasa patient assistance program, you will need to meet specific eligibility criteria set by the pharmaceutical company. At NiceRx, we review each Canasa enrollment application individually. The main factors considered are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Canasa patient assistance program?

Applying for the Canasa patient assistance program through NiceRx is simple. Begin by completing the enrollment application on our website. We will ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers that supply your medication. We may be able to help you access patient assistance for other medications as well as Canasa, so please tell us about any medications that you have been prescribed.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Canasa assistance, we will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. We will work with your healthcare provider to prepare and submit all the documents required for you to enroll. If you are successfully enrolled in the Canasa patient assistance program, we will also request your Canasa medication refills on your behalf for up to 1 year. At the end of your enrollment period, we will contact you for updated details and seek to re-enroll you in the program.

Is NiceRx a Canasa coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Canasa coupons, discount cards, or copay cards. We do not offer printable Canasa manufacturer coupons, Canasa discounts, rebates, Canasa savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs. Our service cost is $49 a month per medication, so you will likely save more on your Canasa medication with NiceRx.

Can NiceRx help me get Canasa cheaper if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you access Canasa patient assistance if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Canasa
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Canasa prescription
  • You do not have insurance

Complete your enrollment application online to find out more.

How much does Canasa cost without insurance?

Canasa prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Canasa rectal suppository 1000 mg will typically cost around $1,200 for 30.

How much does Canasa cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Canasa with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Canasa?

Canasa is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Allergan. Canasa is used to treat ulcerative colitis, active ulcerative proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. It is also used to stop the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from returning.

What doses of Canasa are available?

Canasa is available as a rectal suppository, in the following doses: 1000mg.

The Canasa suppository is inserted into your rectum, once daily at bedtime. Please read the prescribing information and always speak with your healthcare provider for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Canasa active ingredients

Canasa contains mesalamine, (also known as mesalazine or 5aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA)), as the active ingredient.

Canasa side effects

The most common side effects of Canasa in clinical trials include:

  • Dizziness
  • Rectal pain
  • Fever
  • Rash, acne
  • Colitis

In rare instances, Canasa can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Renal impairment
  • Mesalamine-induced acute intolerance syndrome
  • Mesalamine-induced cardiac hypersensitivity reactions (myocarditis and pericarditis)
  • Hepatic failure – yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine
  • Worsening stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, severe headache
  • Chest pain, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Canasa against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Canasa to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Canasa drug interactions

Canasa can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Canasa. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements

Canasa contraindications

You should not use Canasa if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient mesalamine
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Canasa
  • Have a known hypersensitivity to salicylates or aminosalicylates
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Canasa if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Canasa
  • Have renal impairment
  • Have a history of allergic reactions to the medicine sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have pericarditis (inflammation of the sac around your heart)
  • Have liver problems
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – This medication passes into breast milk

Canasa generic

Canasa is the trademark brand name for mesalamine manufactured by Allergan. A generic version of mesalamine is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Canasa savings through NiceRx.

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The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.