Asacol (Mesalamine (5ASA))

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Asacol400 mg
Asacol800 mg

Generic Equivalent of Asacol

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Mesalamine (5ASA)400 mg
Mesalamine (5ASA)800 mg
Mesalamine (5ASA)1200 mg

Asacol Information

Asacol (Generic name: 5 Aminosalicylic Acid, 5 ASA) is a prescribed medication used to treat mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC) and the maintenance of remission of UC. Asacol is also called Mesalamine that belongs to the group of medications know as anti-inflammatory. Asacol is proven effective in mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 5-Aminosalicylic Acid acts by reducing inflammation in the bowel. Take Asacol exactly as it was prescribed for you.

The most common Asacol side effects are cramping, diarrhea, headache, nausea or vomiting. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as bloody diarrhea, chills, fast heartbeat, fever, shortness of breath, signs of heart attack, skin rash and itching, please inform your doctor immediately.

Do NOT take Asacol oral if you are allergic to 5-aminosalicylic acid or other salicylates (such as aspirin). Before taking Asacol, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as heart problem, reduced kidney or liver function, renal disease, stomach ulcer or urinary tract obstruction. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Asacol drug, especially of: other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen), medicines contain aspirin. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Asacol Availability

Big Mountain Drugs offers brand Asacol and generic Asacol tablets at discount price. Asacol dose is available in Asacol 400 and Asacol 800 mg. Generic Asacol dose is available in 400, 800, and 1,200 mg tablets.

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