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Is this a substitute for the expensive ASACOL? ## Yes, Pentasa contains the same active ingredient, Mesalamine. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, stomach pain, blurred vision, dizziness, anxiety, and back pain. Is there anything else I can help with?1 REPLY Updated
I am a senior and have cut my prescription expense and Asacol was one I had discontinued due to the cost. Now I am suffering the consequences of this action. I am hoping for alternative steps to remedy this problem. ## what is asacol used for ## asacol is usually used for ulcerative colitis ## I cannot find any Asacol suppositories in South Africa. Firstly why was it discontinued? And secondly, what can I do now? Please help as I'm not getting answers anywhere. ## This medication is listed as being a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and stomach irritation. Rozounna, have you consulted your doctor about using an alternative medication? Are you on any other medications?4 REPLIES Updated
This is active ingredient in Asacol. False positive have been observed in laboratory testing. Now I just have get letter from doctor. Drug/Laboratory Test Interactions Several reports of possible interference with measurements, by liquid chromatography, of urinary normetanephrine causing a false-positive test result have been observed in patients exposed to sulfasalazine or its metabolite, mesalamine/mesalazine. ## I have recently failed a drug test at work I'm on asacol and benzoylecgonin showed up in my system could this be related?1 REPLY Updated
Getting info on some of my Rxs, a few sites popped up that say they can sell the meds over the net and mail them. They have US addresses and phone numbers. Many of them price the meds by the pill, patch, or whatever a single unit would be. I didn't click on them because I was afraid of viruses and ID theft, and also that it might be illegal. Has anyone ever come across this? Is this legal? ## NO -- UNLESS YOU HAVE AN RX FROM A LICENSED MD IN THAT COUNTRY THAT MATCHES THE RX THAT COMES WITH THE PACKAGE OF PILLS. When have I seen this? ALMOST never. MY sister's best friend was suffering from Crohn's Disease and need Asacol, then only available outside the US. Her doc was great — how bad can an MD named "Dr Good" be? Neither of them anticipated his taking a long-a...1 REPLY Updated
What is Asacort used for? I have lymphocytic colitis. I have heard people speak of this med as a treatment for it. ## Hello, Janet! How are you? Did you mean Asacol? It contains the active ingredient Mesalazine, which is sometimes used to treat this condition for people who don't respond to other treatments, such as antidiarrheal agents. It is classified by the FDA as an anti-inflammatory and its typical side effects may possibly include stomach pain, cramping, fever, skin rash and weakness.1 REPLY Updated
i suffer from ulcerative colitis (rectocolite) i was taking asacol some doctors told me to stop taking it and others told me that i have to take it for my whole life.. i don't have colite crise anymore since 3 years no ulcers at all but i suffer from gases & ballonemets i am taking duspatalin retard i guess m feeling better m not sure if i can take it for life or if there's another medicine that i can take.. waiting ur reply ## Duspatalin contains the active ingredient Mebeverine, it is an antispasmodic, mainly used to treat IBS or other intestinal problems. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness and dizziness. Read more here: As to how long you can use it, it is entirely up to your and your doctor. I am not certain what country you are in, so I don't know w...3 REPLIES Updated
Those Asacol Hd Causes Horseness. could it be that with time it could effect my vocal chords? ## Asacol contains the active ingredient Mesalazine and from what I'm finding, that's not listed as normal side effect. Have you consulted your doctor to be certain it's being caused by the medication?1 REPLY Updated