Were you looking for information about Asacol? Ascol is a common misspelling of Asacol.
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 prescription medication used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis in adults. By inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon, the drug can treat flare-ups. It is available only by prescription and comes in the form of delayed-release tablets.
Side effects of the medication may include belching, abdominal pain, and sore throat. Among the factors that can affect the dose of Asacol your healthcare provider recommends are the severity of your condition, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you may be currently taking.
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