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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Mesalamine 800mg; delayed release tabs.


Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ASACOL HD:

Moderately active ulcerative colitis.


Swallow whole; do not crush or chew. Treatment: 1600mg 3 times daily for 6 weeks.


Not recommended.


History of renal disease; monitor renal function before and during therapy. Pyloric stenosis. Pre-existing liver disease. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly (monitor CBCs). Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:


Adverse Reactions:

Headache, GI upset or pain, constipation, eructation, nasopharyngitis, exacerbation of colitis symptoms (discontinue if occurs), dizziness, asthenia; renal impairment (eg, interstitial nephritis, minimal change nephropathy, renal failure [rare]).

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