Asacol (Mesalamine) is a medication prescribed to treat moderately active ulcerative colitis, a bowel disease in adults. Asacol helps to reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis including diarrhea, stomach pain and rectal bleeding and woks by stopping the body from preducing substances that cause inflammation which reduces swelling within the colon.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common mesalamine side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Asacol side effects:
Q: How much does mesalamine cost?
The price of mesalamine is based on whether you are looking for brand Asacol or the generic alternative and both brand and generic are available in 400mg and 800mg strength. You can make better savings by ordering a 90 day supply of your medication.
Q: What should I do if I want to change brands of mesalamine?
A: Different brands of this medication may deliver different amounts of the medication. Do not switch brands without your doctor’s permission and directions.