Asacol (Oral)


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ASACOL SKIN REACTION


MY DAUGHTER IS 24 Y/O AND IS TAKING ASACOL FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS/CROHNS. APPROX SIX WEEKS AFTER TAKING MEDICATION SHE PERIODICALLY GETS 4-6 RED SPOTS ON HER TRUNK. NO ITCHING, PUSS ETC. AFTER A WEEK THE SPOTS GO AWAY AND THEN IN ANOTHER 1-2 WEEKS SHE...
by SUSAN E STEVENS in BOWLING GREEN,KY, 02/01/2007

dry mouth with Asacol


Do you have any information about Asacol causing dry mouth?  I have a dental patient who took it for several years and has many cavities now.
by vanessa gloor in Walnut Creek, CA, 07/18/2009

Asacol (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Asacol (Oral)

Asacol (Oral) Medication Classification

MESALAMINE (By mouth)

Asacol (Oral) Brandname

Asacol, Pentasa

Asacol (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Mesalamine (me-SAL-a-meen) Treats bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

When To Not Use Asacol (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to mesalamine or aspirin.

How Should You Use Asacol (Oral)

Long Acting Capsule, Delayed Release Tablet, Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Swallow the tablet or capsule whole. Do not break, crush, or chew it.
  • If you see whole capsules or tablet parts in your bowel movements, tell your doctor.
  • Do not stop taking mesalamine unless your doctor tells you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Asacol (Oral) Storage

Store Asacol (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Asacol (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Asacol (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Asacol (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.

Asacol (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Fever, chills, sore throat
  • Severe stomach cramps, especially in the upper abdominal area
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual weakness or tiredness
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation or mild diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Mild skin rash
  • Nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach pain or upset
  • Tiredness or trouble sleeping

Asacol (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.0****

 

(based on 4 reviews)

Effectiveness:

*****

Ease of Use:

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Asacol (Oral)
4.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Ben-ji, tallassee,alabama - 12/02/2009

After being diagnosed with Distal Colitis approximately a year and a half ago, I was placed on a medication known as Lialda. Unfortunately, this medication made me feel very nauseated.
I was later switched to a commonly used medication called Asacol, which happily is working very well. Since beginning the Asacol treatment, I have had no internal bleeding, and the stomach cramps and diarrhea I had previously suffered from so often, have been greatly diminished. One negative side effect of the medication I have noticed is hair loss.

Asacol (Oral)
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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Paulette, OHIO - 05/24/2009

This drug completely changed the way that I live my life. I have had no flare ups for over two years now. I am on two capsules twice per day.