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Asacol

Asacol

PATIENT INFORMATION

Patients should be instructed to swallow the Asacol (mesalamine delayed-release tablets) tablets whole, taking care not to break, cut, or chew the tablets, because the coating is an important part of the delayed-release formulation. In 2% to 3% of patients in clinical studies, intact or partially intact tablets have been reported in the stool. If this occurs repeatedly, patients should contact their physician.

Patients with ulcerative colitis should be made aware that ulcerative colitis rarely remits completely, and that the risk of relapse can be substantially reduced by continued administration of Asacol (mesalamine delayed-release tablets) at a maintenance dosage.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/17/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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