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Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Win Medicare Ltd

Composition

MESALAZINE-50MG

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's

Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's belongs to a class of drugs called 'anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the large intestine lining (colon). It produces ulcers on the colon's lining, which may cause bleeding and discharge of pus and mucus.

Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's contains Mesalazine, which works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical substances, such as prostaglandins, that cause pain and swelling. Thereby, it reduces inflammation (swelling) in the intestines and provides relief from symptoms such as stomach pain or bleeding.

Take Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's as prescribed. You are advised to use Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has recommended it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, nausea, vomiting or flatulence (gas). Most of these side effects of Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Avoid taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's if you are allergic to Mesalazine or any other medicines. Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in the elderly. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's. Mesalazine tablet is not recommended for children below two years, and granules are not recommended for children below six years. However, Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should be given to children only if advised by a doctor. Avoid taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's if you have severe kidney failure. If you have stomach pain or cramps, severe headache, fever or rash, stop taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's immediately and consult a doctor.

Uses of Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's

Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease

Medicinal Benefits

Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's contains Mesalazine, an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical substances, such as prostaglandins, that cause pain and swelling. Thereby helping in reducing inflammation (redness and swelling) in the intestines and providing relief from symptoms such as stomach pain or bleeding. Also, Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's may prevent further episodes of ulcerative colitis.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Take it as advised by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.Granules: Empty the contents directly on the tongue and drink some water or orange juice. They can also be mixed with yoghurt and should be taken immediately without chewing on granules.Pellets: Check the label for directions before use and take it as advised by the doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence (gas)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to Mesalazine or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in the elderly. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's. Mesalazine tablet is not recommended for children below two years, and granules are not recommended for children below six years. However, Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should be given to children only if advised by a doctor. Avoid taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's if you have severe kidney failure. Severe skin reactions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis (skin peeling and blistering) or Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a painful rash that spreads and blisters) can occur in some patients taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's. Therefore, if you notice any skin reactions while taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's, please consult a doctor immediately. If you have stomach pain or cramps, severe headache, fever or rash, stop taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's immediately and consult a doctor. Avoid taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's if you have had blood abnormalities or kidney problems while taking other medicines such as Sulphasalazine.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor if you are taking laxatives (lactulose), painkillers (aspirin, ibuprofen), immunosuppressants (azathioprine), or chemotherapy drugs (thioguanine, mercaptopurine).

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have a stomach ulcer, asthma or other lung problems, or any medical condition that can cause bleeding, liver, kidney or blood problems, inform your doctor before taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • LACTULOSE
  • ASPIRIN
  • IBUPROFEN
  • AZATHIOPRINE
  • THIOGUANINE
  • MERCAPTOPURINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      Interaction of alcohol with Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's is unknown. If you have concerns regarding this, please discuss it with your doctor before taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      consult your doctor

      Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's is a Category B pregnancy drug and is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy before taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should not be taken by breastfeeding mothers unless advised by the doctor. Granules form of Mesalazine may cause allergic reactions such as diarrhoea in newborn babies after breastfeeding. If this happens, discontinue breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      consult your doctor

      Please consult your doctor, if you have liver problems before using Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should be used with extreme caution in patients with mild to moderate kidney impairment. Avoid taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's if you have severe kidney impairment.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Mesalazine tablet is not recommended for children below two years, and granules are not recommended for children below six years. However, Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should be given to children only if recommended by a doctor.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Maintain a low-fat diet and eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as bell peppers, spinach, parsley and berries, which help in healing faster.
    • Include olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids.
    • Eat more fibre-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables.
    • Limit dairy intake as your body may develop difficulty digesting certain dairy products when you are affected with Crohn’s disease, which leads to stomach cramps, diarrhoea or stomach upset.
    • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

    Special Advise

    • Blood and urine tests are recommended before and during the treatment with Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's to monitor the functioning of kidney, liver and blood.

    Other Information (ASA0002)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Ulcerative colitis: It is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the large intestine (colon) and produces ulcers on the lining of the colon, which may cause bleeding and discharge of pus and mucus. The common symptoms include bloody stools, stomach pain, rectal pain, diarrhoea, fever or weight loss. Additionally, it may cause other problems such as joint pain or swelling, mouth sores, skin problems, decreased appetite or nausea. The factors involved in causing ulcerative colitis include immune disorders and environmental factors like viruses, bacteria or antigens, which may trigger the immune system and genes inherited from the parent.

    Crohn’s disease: It is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from mouth to anus. But mostly occurs in the small intestine and large intestine. The symptoms include blood in stools, stomach cramps, tiredness, diarrhoea, fever, weight loss or loss of appetite.

    FAQs

    Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's contains Mesalazine, which works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical substances, such as prostaglandins, that cause pain and swelling. Thereby helps in reducing inflammation (swelling) in the intestines and provides relief from symptoms such as stomach pain or bleeding.

    Yes, Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's may cause diarrhoea as a common side effect. However, if the condition persists and worsens with fever, watery stools or consistent stomach pain, please consult a doctor. Also, drink plenty of water while taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's to prevent dehydration.

    You are not recommended to take Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's with Ibuprofen as co-administration of these two medicines may increase the risk of kidney problems. However, please consult your doctor before taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's with other medicines.

    Yes, Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's may cause kidney stones in some patients. It is not necessary for everyone taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's to experience this side effect. However, if you notice blood in urine or pain in the sides of the stomach, please consult a doctor immediately. Drink adequate water while taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's to prevent kidney stones.

    Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in patients with stomach ulcers as it may increase the risk of worsening the condition. Therefore, please inform your doctor if you have a stomach ulcer before taking Asacol 400mg Tablet 10's.

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    1

    10 Tablet in 1 Strip