Asacol 400 mg

SKU 652
Generic For Asacol
Strength 400 mg
Generic Name Mesalamine
Manufacturer Tillots Pharma

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Asacol 400 mg(Mesalamine)

Asacol 400mg contains Mesalamine as an active ingredient. This medication inhibits the function of chemical compound in the body that result in inflammation, damage of tissues, and diarrhea. Asacol is also prescribed to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring.

What is Asacol 400mg used for?

Asacol 400mg is used for the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis in patients 5 years of age and older. Asacol is proven scientifically that its effective in reducing flares of moderately active active ulcerative colitis.

How does Asacol 400mg work?

Asacol 400mg contain active ingredient mesalazine. It is an anti-inflammatory chemical that inhibits the synthesis, by the walls of the intestine, of several chemicals that results inflammation, including prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Asacol tablets 400mg hinder the action of the enzymes cyclo-oxygenase, which synthesize prostaglandins, and lipoxygenase, which produces leukotrienes. It also stops the migration of inflammatory cells like macrophages into wall of intestine and performing the role of antioxidant, thus protecting the walls of the intestine from cell damage. Asacol tablets 400mg are coated specially with a resin to delay the release of mesalazine until it reaches the furthest part of the small intestine, so that it can act effectively the site of inflammation.

Where to buy Asacol?

Asacol is available to buy online from in 400mg strength. You can buy Asacol 400mg online at an unbeatable price.

What does Asacol 400mg contain?

Asacol 400mg contains Mesalamine as main ingredient.

What are the side effects of Asacol 400mg?

As like other medications there are few side effects, which have been reported by patients after intake of Asacol 400mg includes:

  • Mild stomach discomfort, gas
  • Flu symptoms, runny nose
  • Diarrhea, constipation
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain

This is not list of all side effects and others may occur. Please call your physician as soon as possible as any of the side effects persist longer.

What medications interact with Asacol 400mg?

 The possible drug interactions with Asacol 400mg are:

  • Amphotericin B
  • Azathioprine or Mercaptopurine
  • Pentamidine
  • Tacrolimus
  • An antibiotic - Capreomycin, Rifampin, Vancomycin
  • Antiviral Drugs - Acyclovir, Adefovir, Cidofovir, Foscarnet
  • Cancer medications - Aldesleukin, Carmustine, Cisplatin, Ifosfamide, Oxaliplatin, Streptozocin, Tretinoin
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.

When should Asacol 400mg not be used?

Asacol 400mg should be avoided if you are allergic to the ingredients present in the medication. In such case you must consult with a certified physician. This medicine is not suggested to the people who are allergic to the composition of the medicine.

How should Asacol 400mg be taken?

It is advisable that patients take Asacol 400mg as prescribed by your physician. Do not alter the dose without consulting your physician, even if your condition seems to have improved. If you stop intake of this medication incorrectly there is a risk of dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

How long should you take Asacol 400mg?

Please continue taking Asacol 400mg for as long as your physician recommends.

Missed dose of Asacol 400mg

If you have missed to take a dose of Asacol 400mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it's almost time near your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule prescribed by physician. Never overdoses by taking two doses at same time.

How should Asacol 400mg be stored?

Keep Asacol 400mg out of the reach of children and pets. Keep the tablets in its original packet. Store it at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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