What is Asacol (Mesalazine) used for?
Asacol (Mesalazine) is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as anti-inflammatory agents, which work by preventing the body from producing a certain substance which may be responsible for causing pain or swelling, thereby reducing swelling within the large intestine and treating ulcerative colitis.
How should I use Asacol (Mesalazine)?
Before you take Asacol (Mesalazine) tablets, you should consult your physician to determine the correct dosage. Take these tablets exactly as directed by your physician, and never exceed the dosage prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of Asacol (Mesalazine)?
Some possible side effects of Asacol (Mesalazine) include:
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Asacol (Mesalazine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.