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Is asacol (mesalamine) a good treatment for ulcerative colitis flare-ups, or is it only useful to stay in remission?

Is asacol (mesalamine) a good treatment for ulcerative colitis flare-ups, or is it only useful to stay in remission?

Both: Asacol (mesalamine) can bring flare-ups under control and low doses can be used for maintenance therapy. This should be supervised by your doctor to monitor for any side effects and potential complications from long-term use of asacol (mesalamine). ...Read more

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Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs ...Read more


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What are the differences between asacol (mesalamine) hd and apriso for the treatment of ulcerative colitis? (asacol (mesalamine) (mesalamine) hd is no longer covered by my insurance.)

Www.rxlist.com: Go to this site and look up the med. If you have any questions about what you read, ask and we'll explain. But rxlist is my favorite site, and i print patient handouts from this site. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have botox facial injections whilst on infliximab, methotrexate and asacol (mesalamine) treatment for ulcerative colitis?

It is safe: Botox does not interact with these and almost all other medications. I have several patients with colitis on these drugs and have injected Botox for their chronic migraines without any side effects. ...Read more

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Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

There is: but suppositories are useful only in Ulcerative Proctitis (lower rectum) Treatment for UC and , in fact, all inflammatory bowel disease has advanced a good deal since ASACOL! Your Mom should speak with her GI Doc! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi, My sister has ulcerative colitis and she is on asacol (mesalamine) what is the effect of the asacol (mesalamine)? and can it prevent the relapse of the disease?

No one knows: how this drug does its work but its related to certain sulfa based drugs (antibiotics) which were empirically fund to be beneficial! Yes it does prevent relapses in a certain percentage of cases! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Well my sister was diagnosed for ulcerative colitis and she is taking Asacol (mesalamine). can asacol (mesalamine) return the membrane to its normal condition?

Short answer:No: Asacol (mesalamine) (other names in US but are meselamine long acting.Asacol (mesalamine) available from Canada under other names) will turn the inflammn. to "quiescent"but not normal.If only in left colon there is no risk of colon cancer in future.If in entire colon(pancolitis):after 10 years annual colonoscopy & 4 quadrant biopsy every 10cms to check for dysplasia.Important to keep taking meselamine even if no symptoms. ...Read more

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I´ve heard that taking Asacol (mesalamine) (for Ulcerative colitis) can affect the baby´s growth during pregnancy. Is that correct? And what about breastfeeding?

I´ve heard that taking Asacol (mesalamine) (for Ulcerative colitis) can affect the baby´s growth during pregnancy. Is that correct? And what about breastfeeding?

Below: The effect that Asacol (mesalamine) has on an unborn child has not been studied extensively. Asacol (mesalamine) should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Asacol (mesalamine) does pass into breast milk, and could affect a nursing infant In short---we really do not know. Best not to take unless absolutely necessary. Best not to breast feed while taking. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more