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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)

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 ...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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Ulcerative colitis and taking asacol (mesalamine) and prednisone 2x a day still blood is coming out. My doc looks he says theres something is causing that why?

Ulcerative colitis and taking asacol (mesalamine) and prednisone 2x a day still blood is coming out. My doc looks he says theres something is causing that why?

Depends: It may be that you have more severe inflammation and need escalation of medical therapy. Or occasionally allergy to Mesalamine (asacol) can cause ongoing bleeding. Or infection like c. Difficile can cause blood. See your gastroenterologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Too complicated!: There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damaging inflammation under control. For further information, i suggest one or more of the following: >mayoclinic.org/patientinformationwww.gastro.org/patient-centerwww.aafp.org/patient-center ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763

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Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis? ?

Fecal transplant: While not ayurvedic, fecal transplant is a natural and non-invasive way to treat many colon diseases that is widely seen as one of the most effective remedies available. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of ulcerative colitis steroid?

No: Steroids are a good thing if other treatments should fail. You should check with a gastroenterologist. They are useful in severe disease but not first line. ...Read more

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Is anyone suffering with ulcerative colitis and having infliximab treatment effect?

Is anyone suffering with ulcerative colitis and having infliximab treatment effect?

About 30% : Effective in about 30%. Effect may be short-lived or long term. Expensive, inconvenient therapy but may allow surgery in a healthier patient. A surgeon should always be part of the therapy team for a patient with uc who does not respond to the usual treat ment plan. ...Read more

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Is colectomy is the last choice for treatment ulcerative colitis ? Is colectomy a bad thing to patients ?

Is colectomy is the last choice for treatment ulcerative colitis ? Is colectomy a bad thing to patients ?

Not a simple answer: This is a complex issue beyond the scope of a 400 word answer. If you have tried all the usual treatments including biologics (humira for example) and immune modulating drugs (imuran (azathioprine) for example) and have non or poorly responsive disease, then a colectomy is generally a better choice than a life of being a slave to your colon inflammation. ...Read more

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Is Ulcerative Colitis Mostly 2 Appear At Age Of 15 ? My Son Has Seen A G.I And She Has Confirmed. Treatment Delzicol . Is Cancer Possible For His Age?

Is Ulcerative Colitis Mostly 2 Appear At Age Of 15 ? My Son Has Seen A G.I And She Has Confirmed. Treatment Delzicol . Is Cancer Possible For His Age?

No: he does not have to worry about cancer now, but after ten years of ulcerative colitis, the cancer risk start increasing significantly. he needs to stay in touch with his GI even if his symptoms improved. ...Read more

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


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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more