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Asacol

Ingredients: Mesalamine
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Mesalazine (INN, BAN), also known as mesalamine (USAN) or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease. Mesalazine is a bowel-specific aminosalicylate drug that acts locally in the gut and has its predominant actions there, thereby having few systemic side effects.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nephrolithiasis

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Took about 5 months for my body to adjust to the Asacol after having been on Sulfazine EC for nearly 20 years. Since Jan. of 2015, have passed 20 kidney stones and all appear to be dir...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None, I've felt fine. This cleared me right up after having issues for a year. Now I'm nervous because of all the bad reviews. I never liked taking so many pills but my Dr. A...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Sleep disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... of taking the medicine my arm started hurting so bad i can't even lift it to wash my hair..i toss and turn all night with the pain..Just going to stop taking the meds to see if the pain will ho away...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Achey joints and hair loss After taking ASACOL for over a year and with the condition not really improving.... toilet 20 per day etc, think everyone knows the script here. Als...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... I've been taking asacol for about 25 years now, started in elementary school. I've never had any of the side effects listed in other reviews. Maybe some joint pain in my knees occasionally, not sure ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Acne, Hepatic enzyme increased, Diarrhoea haemorrhagic, Renal pain, Ulcer, Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Hair loss , liver enzymes on the serious rise , skin breaking out, ulcers in mouth, kidney pain, only minimal relief from bloody diarrhea

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe headaches (never not have a headache that's moderate and becomes severe at least once a week), nausea, fatigue, dizziness. But, medication put me into remission!! Tried coming of...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on October 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

i guess it works

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 25, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Nausea, fatigue Asacol attacked my kidneys. Do not take this drug. I was taking it for many years and it did so much damage to my kidneys that I now need a transplant. It is d...


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