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There is no specific antidote for mesalamine overdose and treatment for suspected acute severe toxicity with Asacol should be symptomatic and supportive. This may include prevention of further gastrointestinal tract absorption, correction of fluid electrolyte imbalance, and maintenance of adequate renal function. Asacol is a pH dependent delayed-release product and this factor should be considered when treating a suspected overdose.
Asacol is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to salicylates or aminosalicylates or to any of the ingredients of Asacol [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, and DESCRIPTION].
(mesalamine) delayed-release tablets, for oral use
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/8/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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