Asacol HD Drug Information
People with moderately active ulcerative colitis may find relief with a medication called Asacol HD® (mesalamine). This medicine comes in tablet form and is usually taken three times a day for six weeks. Because the delayed-release tablets have a special coating on them, you should not cut, chew, or crush them.
Most people have no problems with Asacol HD; however, the drug's safety information should be reviewed so that you are aware of possible side effects (headaches, nausea) and know the warning signs of an allergic reaction or other serious problem that requires prompt medical attention.
(Click Asacol HD for more information, including how the drug works, what to do in cases of overdose, and if a generic version of the medication is available.)