In 2013, Asacol 400 mg tablets were removed from the market and replaced with Delzicol 400 mg capsules. Please see Delzicol for up-to-date information.
Asacol® (mesalamine) is a medication used to treat inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis. Although it is generally a safe medication, Asacol does have potential risks.
It's important to understand that certain problems can develop in people taking this medication. For example, kidney damage can occur during treatment with Asacol. You should not take this medication if you have kidney disease.
Other safety concerns with Asacol include potential drug interactions or allergic reactions. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider if you develop serious side effects while taking this medicine, such as difficulty breathing, decreased urination, or depression. In most cases, however, side effects tend to be minor and easy to treat. Some of the common side effects of Asacol include muscle pain, coughing, and insomnia.
(Click Asacol Side Effects and Asacol Warnings and Precautions for more safety information on this product. These articles offer more detailed information on potential drug interactions, what your healthcare provider needs to know, and serious side effects of this medication.)