What is Asacol?
Asacol (mesalamine) affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea. They are used to treat moderately active ulcerative colitis in adults.
How to consume Asacol?
Take Asacol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablets with a full glass of water. Take tablets on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before and 2 hours after a meal.
What is to be avoided while taking Asacol?
Ask doctor before using an antacid and use only the type doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for the body to absorb mesalamine.
What other drugs will affect Asacol?
Inform the doctor about current medicines and any start or stop using, especially: azathioprine; mercaptopurine; or NSAIDs.
Are Asacol safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate human studies of mesalamine during pregnancy. Mesalamine is known to cross the placenta into the fetus, but animal studies revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus. Mesalamine is excreted in breast milk.