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Hi, I have been taking Delzicol Delayed release capsules 400mg

Hi, I have been taking Delzicol Delayed release capsules 400mg for several years, price has been going u, now next year it has been dropped from the Formulary. Only similar I see is Mesalamine tab DR at 1.2 gm, should I talk to my doc about switching?
Sat, 6 Oct 2018
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