Asacol (Mesalamine)

Drug Information: Indications, Side Effects, Warnings

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Asacol (Mesalamine) is used in the treatment of proctitis, ulcerative colitis and proctosigmoiditis. It is also used for preventing the recurrence of ulcerative colitis. The primary ingredient in this drug is Mesalamine and it affects the substance that causes tissue damage, diarrhea and inflammation. We are one of the largest online retailers of this essential medicine and you can buy cheap Asacol (Mesalamine) from our online store. Prior to placing an online order to buy this medicine, you should consult your doctor and get a proper prescription.

How to take the medicine?

You will have to take Asacol (Mesalamine) orally with a glassful of water. You should never break, chew or crush the pills and take it just the way prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not make any abrupt change in the dosage without prior consultation with your doctor.order Asacol

Dosage:

The usual prescribed dose for Asacol (Mesalamine) is two 400 mg (total 800mg) tablets thrice daily. Thus the daily dose is 2.4 gm for treating ulcerative colitis or other diseases. However, the maintenance dosage is lesser and it depends on how your body responds to the treatment.

What if I miss a dose?

In case you miss a dose, take it immediately. If it is time for the next dose then you should skip the missed dose. If you find it difficult to remember all your doses then it is better to consult your pharmacist or healthcare provider.

What if I overdose?

If you take an overdose of Asacol (Mesalamine) then you should immediately call the doctor or visit the emergency department of the nearest hospital.

Side Effects:

If you experience any of the allergic reactions like hives, inflammation of the tongue, throat or lips and breathing problems then you need to seek immediate medical help. Some of the other side effects of Asacol (Mesalamine) are:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Problem while urinating
  • Tarry or bloody stools
  • Weakness and dizziness

Drug Interactions:

Some of the drugs with which Asacol (Mesalamine) has been found to interact with are:

  • Antibiotic
  • Tacrolimus
  • Amphotericin B;
  • Azathioprine ;
  • Cancer Drugs
  • Pentamidine
  • Antiviral Drugs
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

This is an incomplete list and you can ask your doctor for more information on drug interactions of Asacol (Mesalamine).

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