Asacol is similar to Pentasa and Rafasal and is used to treat and prevent Colitis.
Asacol affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea. Mesalamine is used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. It is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring.
Asacol (mesalamine) is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis, and is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring. Common side effects of Asacol include:
tired feeling, or
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Asacol including:
severe stomach pain,
5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA); available in oral and rectal formulations; clinical response is due to local effect
Used as an anti-inflammatory agent for ulcerative colitis; not considered effective for Crohn’s disease
Also used for ulcerative proctitis (rectal formulations, suppository and enema only)