Asacol can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Asacol Drug Interactions for more information).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Pyloric stenosis (narrowing of the outlet of the stomach)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Asacol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Asacol and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Asacol Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Only a few cases of overdose have been reported, and no serious effects occurred. In previous studies, very high doses of Asacol caused kidney damage in dogs.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Asacol Overdose for more information.)