Asacol is a medicine used to treat inflammation of colon, large intestine and rectum, which is known as ulcerative colitis and also prevent the symptoms to reoccur. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis may include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, very urgent necessity to go to toilet. It is taken orally and is available in the form of granules or tablets. Asacol is stored at room temperature. It is only tablet that is sulfa free 5 ASA and is approved by FDA. (US food & drug administration). It is thought that Asacol releases some antioxidants that capture the products that are potentially damaging the metabolism. You may purchase Asacol at Trumed Canada website.
I am suffering from ulcerative colitis, what all safety measures should I take while taking Asacol or before taking it?
Do not take Asacol if you have history of being allergic to salicylates e.g. Aspirin. Do remember to tell your doctor if you are facing any kidney or liver problems. It is recommended to all patients to get their kidney function test done before starting this medicine or periodically while you are taking this medicine. You should take healthy alimentation before you start Asacol.
How should I take Asacol?
Never chew, bite or crush the tablet. The outer coating keeps the medicine intact so that the active ingredients are not lost. Asacol starts its affect once it reaches your intestine after passing through your stomach. It is usually taken once in a day, which proves to be more convenient to the patient. Try to take the medicine daily at the same time.
I take 400 mg Asacol tablet; By mistake this time I ordered 200 mg tablets, Can I take two 200 mg tablets to fulfil the need?
No, it is not recommended to take two 200 mg tablets as a substitute for 400 mg tablet.
I am a nursing mother, should I take Asacol?
Studies shows Asacol passes through breast milk to your baby. So please consult your doctor before you start taking Asacol.
I am pregnant and suffering from ulcerative colitis, Should I take Asacol?
Research done till date shows no clear evidence of the side effects caused to the pregnant lady so meet your doctor to get the clear picture about this.
I am planning to take Asacol, What are the side effects of Asacol?
Asacol may cause diarrhea, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, muscle cramps, headaches, skin rashes, hair loss or may even some times worsen the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, if the medicine is causing the worsening of ulcerative colitis symptoms, immediately contact your doctor.
What are the effects of Asacol on male fertility?
Asacol does not cause any side effects on male fertility; it was found that Asacol improves the sperm count, morphology and sperm motility as well.