Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon.

How to use Asacol Tablet, Delayed Release (Enteric Coated)

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 3 times daily.

Swallow this medication whole. Do not crush, chew, or break. Doing so can keep the drug from being released properly into the colon.

Drink plenty of fluids during treatment with this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will help prevent kidney stones.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight. Different brands of this medication deliver different amounts of medication. Do not switch brands without your doctor's permission and directions.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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