Generic Name - Mesalamine
Category - Anti-Ulcars
Generic for Asacol* is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine (Generic for Asacol*) works inside the bowel by helping to reduce the irritation and inflammation caused by the ulcerative colitis.
Generic for Asacol* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Asacol* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs, an allergy to sulfasalazine, sulfites, aspirin or another salicylate or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Asacol* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Kidney problems or
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Asacol*.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any -
- Preparations which lower stool (E.g. Lactulose)
Generic for Asacol* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericAsacol*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Asacol* for ulcerative colitis is two 400-mg tablets to be taken three times a day for a total daily dose of 2.4 grams for a duration of 6 weeks.
Generic for Asacol* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Asacol* side Effects include bloody diarrhea,
Chest pain, difficulty breathing, wheezing, fever, pain or difficulty passing urine, skin rash or itching, unusual weakness or tiredness and yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Asacol*.
Generic for Asacol* and Pregnancy
In the absence of adequate studies of mesalamine (Generic for Asacol*) in pregnant women, this drug may be used in pregnancy if the physician feels that it is necessary.
Generic for Asacol* and Breastfeeding
It is found that Generic for Asacol* is excreted in small amounts in breast milk.However, no side effects have been reported in nursing infants whose mothers have taken mesalamine. It is always recommended to seek medical advice before using Generic for Asacol*.
Generic for Asacol* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Asacol* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Asacol* and Geriatric
It is recommended to use Generic for Asacol* with caution in the elderly and usage is subject to patients having a normal renal function.
The above information about Generic for Asacol* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.