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  • Discontinuing Prosed??

    I went to pick up my prescriptions the other day, and the pharmacist told me that Prosed-DS is no longer being made, and that they couldn't find me an equivalent generic, either. Can this be true, or are they just confused? I can't seem to find anything out there confirming the pharmacist's claims, and I can't imagine a company discontinuing this medicine without providing an alternative. If this is true, what are other people using as a substitute?

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    Have you called your doctor to ask about a substitute? If not, I suggest you do so before you run out.

    Donna
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    • #3
      Yes, I've called. They told me the doctor is looking into the issue and will have something for me on Monday, but I am surprised that Prosed would no longer be available.

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      • #4
        I just picked up the generic version of this today. The pharmacist didn't mention anything about it being discontinued.
        March 2011-Symptoms began
        May 2011-Tentative diagnosis by OB/GYN
        October 2011-Confirmed diagnosis -- IC/PFD

        Current treatments:
        Elmiron- 300 mg (Began 12/11)
        Hydroxyzine- 50-75 mg (Began 7/11)
        Tizabidine- 2mg 3xTID, if needed (Began 12/11)
        IC Diet-Began 5/11
        Pelvic Floor Therapy-Began 12/11

        Current Supplements:
        Cystoprotek
        Magnesium
        Fish Oil
        Biotin

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        • #5
          generic like version of prosed hyophen available now and much cheaper then prosed ds..My friend her copay went from 100 month w prosed ds to 25.00 month on hyophen ask your MD and pharmacists about it. Walgreens has it and my local village drug store here has it also . FYI save yourself some money if you can and MD will let you have it .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by snowgirl View Post
            generic like version of prosed hyophen available now and much cheaper then prosed ds..My friend her copay went from 100 month w prosed ds to 25.00 month on hyophen ask your MD and pharmacists about it. Walgreens has it and my local village drug store here has it also . FYI save yourself some money if you can and MD will let you have it .
            Exactly what I was going to say. I just filled my last Rx for Prosed and it cost $60 for 28 pills (1 week's worth @ 4 per day). The pharmacist did not say anything about Prosed being discontinued. In fact, he suggested I look into the Hyophen because of the savings, not because Prosed was being discontinued. Anyway, I asked my uro about it and she wrote me a new prescription for the Hyophen and I got 120 of them for $10. HUGE savings and the Hyophen works just as well for me.
            Diagnosed with IC in April 2011. Medications and IC treatments did not help, diagnosed with PFD in September of 2013. Still searching for answers as to why I have never-ending frequency/urgency issues.

            Current medications/treatments:
            Pelvic physical therapy, valium suppositories, b and o suppositories, acupuncture, probiotics, magnesium, epsom salt baths

            Previous medications/treatments:
            Elmiron, Hydroxizine, Elavil, VESIcare, Series of rescue instillations using Elmiron, water, lidocaine, & sodium bicarb and self-cathing with instills as needed, D-mannose, Glucosamine, Hyophen (generic Prosed), Colostrum, IC diet, PTNS, chiropractic treatments, Desert Harvest Aloe Vera, CystoProtek

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            • #7
              Mine is discontinued, too. I am going crazy!

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              • #8
                My physician gave me urogesic pills and some hyophen pills to try and see which help more. They are both similar to prosed, but not exact. I am so frustrated with this. I know many people are much worse off, but I'm still trying to work everyday with this pain.

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                • #9
                  Uribel

                  There is another "blue pee" medicaiton out there. I have it - it is fairly new and called Uribel. I don't think it works as well as utira-c did for me. I was able to go their website and get a coupon for it. It is very expensive, but not so bad with the discount. Hope this helps.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the information. I have tried the Urogesic and the Hyophen in the past 2-3 weeks. The Hyophen is almost the same formulations as the Prosed and it works better than the Urogesic. Of course, only CVS carries it in our city. But for the time being, it is helping.

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                    • #11
                      So is hyophen the generic??? They told me at Walgreens there is no generic of prosed. I don't mind the 40 bucks a month i pay for prosed. I heard and read on line that as of OCt 13 there isa manufacturing glitch. I just took the last of the last 60 they had. I jsut posted another thread on the alternative I got. I don't know anything about it. They gave me phosphasal??? Same exact ingredients. I can't find it on the gluten free drug list though and it has stearic acid. I heard bad things abotu that ingredient and was wondering if it was bad for IC. Has anyone heard of it? Maybe I will look into this hyophen.

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                      • #12
                        And I have a CVS so hopefully I can get the hyophen.

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                        • #13
                          Yes, the Hyophen is generic and so far, I've only found it at CVS.

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                          • #14
                            So has Prosed for sure been discontinued?

                            I took it in the past and had good luck with it and no noticeable side effects. Recently I took Uribel and the side effects were awful and I had to go off of it. I'm not sure if that's because my body's changed since I have a lot more health stuff going on now and much less tolerance to medications, or if Uribel is different enough from Prosed to explain the change. I plan to ask my doctor about hyophen on the next visit. I hope it will be easier to tolerate than the Uribel.

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                            • #15
                              Petal: What kind of side effects did you get from uribel???

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