Were you looking for information about Asacol? Asicol 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 medicine that is licensed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis in adults. By inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon, the medication can improve symptoms and treat flare-ups. It can also help prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from returning again. Asacol, which comes in the form of delayed-release tablets, is available by prescription only.
Side effects of Asacol may include belching, a sore throat, and abdominal pain (or stomach pain). If you forget to take your Asacol as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double your dose of Asacol. Seek immediate medical attention if you happen to overdose on Asacol.
(Click Asacol for more detail on the effects of Asacol, suggestions on when and how to take the medication, and important information to be aware of before starting treatment.)