Problems With 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.  
Some of the most common side effects of Asacol® (mesalamine) include:
However, most people are able to take this ulcerative colitis medication without any problems. If side effects do occur, they are generally mild. In most cases, they can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Less frequently, a person will develop more serious problems during treatment with Asacol. For example, liver problems (such as jaundice), decreased urination, and worsening of ulcerative colitis symptoms have all been reported as rare side effects of Asacol.
(Click Asacol Side Effects to learn more about the problems some people experience with this drug. This article also tells you what you need to know about how Asacol performed in clinical trials, including how frequently the side effects occurred.)
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