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ASACOL – 5 ASA (MESALAMINE ENTERIC COATED)

Asacol Description

Asacol is prescribed to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. The active ingredient in Asacol is an anti-inflammatory medication called Mesalamine, also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA). It influences a bodily substance that causes tissue damage, diarrhea and inflammation.

You will require a prescription from your doctor to purchase Asacol or the generic Mesalamine. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product. Asacol should be swallowed whole; do not crush, break or chew this medicine. Asacol may also be prescribed to prevent the recurrence of ulcerative colitis symptoms or to prevent attacks in Crone’s disease.

Conditions Treated by Asacol

Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. Symptoms usually develop slowly over time. Abdominal pain, blood in the stool, ongoing diarrhea that does not respond to over the counter medications, or a persistent change in bowel habits may be early indications of ulcerative colitis.

Why ulcerative colitis occurs is unknown, but common speculations as to the cause of this inflammatory bowel disease include immune system problems, heredity, and infections. Ulcerative colitis usually begins before the age of thirty.

Complications related to ulcerative colitis can include extreme dehydration and bleeding, kidney stones, osteoporosis, inflamed joints, eyes and skin, a perforated colon, rapid colon swelling, and a greater chance of developing colon cancer.

Is There A Generic Form of Asacol?

You can buy Asacol under the generic name Mesalamine which is available as an enteric coated pill. As with most generic medications, you can buy generic Asacol online at NorthWestPharmacy.com to save money on this long term medication.

Before You Take Asacol

Before you begin treatment with Asacol, make sure your doctor is aware of any medical condition you have, especially: heart disease; liver disease, kidney disease, or a stomach condition called pyloric stenosis. You should not take Asacol if you are allergic to aspirin or other salicylate medications.

Warnings for Asacol

Advise your doctor of any other medications you are taking. Medications such as antacids can reduce the efficacy of Asacol if taken at the same. Asacol or generic Mesalamine should be used with caution by the elderly or those who have asthma.

Possible Side Effects of Asacol

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Joint pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Mild stomach discomfort

You should stop using Asacol and call your doctor at once if you have severe stomach pain, cramping, fever, headache, and bloody diarrhea.

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