Asacol Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with Asacol that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Worsening of ulcerative colitis symptoms
  • Gout
  • Depression
  • Signs of liver problems, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice), dark urine, or upper right abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
  • Decreased urination
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Less Common Asacol Side Effects

There are other side effects of Asacol that can occur less frequently. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether the side effect is actually caused by Asacol or something else.
These less common side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Anemia
  • Drowsiness
  • Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Hair loss (see Asacol and Hair Loss)
  • Psoriasis
  • Dry skin
  • Taste changes
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the Asacol side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Asacol or if something "just does not seem right." While you may not be experiencing a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Asacol Medication Information

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