ASACOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Crohn’s Disease “Been taking this for 23 years – was doing quite well for a long time 4-6 x 400mg daily. No longer working – had bowel perforation and Chronic pains in large bowel and caecum. I’ve been on and off steriods for a year so trying azathioprine next week. Bloods returned anaemic low b12 so having injections also low TPMT – heterozygous ( Patients with low activity of TPMT are at a heightened risk of drug-induced bone marrow toxicity due to accumulation of the unmetabolised drug) so can only take low dose of aza. It is important to get checked for this before you start azathioprine. Let’s hope it works !! Sick of being sick and struggling to work.”

Ttra (taken for 10 years or more) February 17, 2018

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance “Previously taking Sulphazalazine from the age of 20 which was awful for me. I was admitted to hospital on several occasions and the dose was combined with high steroid treatment. I become paranoid so the steroids were slowly reduced then stopped. I found out about Asacol from a medical journal (I was a nurse.) I asked if I could start taking it as I’d given up on the Sulphazalazine. Within weeks I had no symptoms. I stayed on it for 2 years. I was lucky as I had 18 years with no problems. In 2004 it came back – but it was mild. I saw my GP who prescribed Pentasa and my gut went wild. I went back onto Asacol and once again, within weeks I was symptom free. I’m on a low dose at 70 years of age. Not bad as I was told I’d not make 25!”

Jeanie UK (taken for 10 years or more) December 31, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active “I was put on Asacol to start when first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I was on it for at least three or four months, and things didn’t seem to be getting better. It was only when–on vacation–I forgot to take it for a few days and realized that I immediately felt much better. For me, Asacol caused symptoms that were nearly identical to a flare up of ulcerative colitis.”

Luebby (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 17, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance “I was diagnosed with indeterminate UC in February 2017. Since then I am taking Asacol 800mg 3 tablets a day. I am not sure, but I think that the flaking rashes on my face are due to the this medicine’s side effect. And they hardly ever to disappear. And when they do, I have them back after a few days. I was prescribed different products, none of them worked. Never had this issue before, only after I have started taking Asacol.”

AnonymusUK August 9, 2017

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance “I was diagnosed with UC when I was 20 years old. I am now 64 so 44 years with this annoying condition. Over the years I have been put on various medications but Asacol tablets along with occasional Asacol foam enemas have kept me well.I take 8 x 400mg tablets a day (4 first thing in the morning and 4 last thing at night), no side effects whatsoever. I only need the foam enemas if I get a bit of mucous or that ‘colitis feeling’ and the enemas work within two or three days. I use the enemas for a week though, to be on the safe side.”

JerryDee (taken for 10 years or more) May 1, 2017

For Crohn’s Disease “Helped with crohns but gave me acne and increased tinnitus”

Juniper6543 November 18, 2015

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