Asacol

Active Ingredient(s): Mesalamine, 5-ASA
FDA Approved: * January 31, 1992
Pharm Company: * PROCTER AND GAMBLE
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Asacol Overview

Mesalazine, also known as mesalamine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is an aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drug[2] used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis,[3][4][5] or inflamed anus or rectum,[6] and to maintain remission in Crohn's disease.[3][7] It is sold in an oral form to maintain remission in Crohn's disease,[3] and as a rec...

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pentosa

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?

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Asacol benefits

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?

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asacort

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.

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duspatalin retard& ulcerative colitis

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...

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Those Asacol Hd Causes Horseness

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?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Mesalamine, 5-ASA
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 400mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 250mg, 375mg, 500mg
  • Enema: 4g/60ml, 4gm/60ml
  • Suppository: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 1.2gm, 1.2mg, 400mg, 800mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Asacol: (12 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0023-0752 Asacol 400 mg Oral Tablet, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0179-0111 Asacol 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0430-0752 Asacol 400 mg/1 Oral Tablet, Delayed Release by Warner Chilcott (Us), LLC
  • 49349-494 Asacol 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-678 Mesalamine 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-951 Mesalamine 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-969 Asacol 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 53808-0205 Asacol 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by State of Florida Doh Central Pharmacy
  • 53808-0823 Asacol 400 mg Oral Tablet, Delayed Release by State of Florida Doh Central Pharmacy
  • 55154-2305 Asacol 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-8607 Asacol 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 68084-568 Asacol 400 mg Delayed Release Tablet by American Health Packaging

Other drugs which contain Mesalamine, 5-ASA or a similar ingredient: (8 results)

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