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Asacol

Generic name: Aripiprazole

Brand names: Aripiprazole, Abilitat, Arizol, Arlemide, Brisking, Ilimit, Irazem

What is Asacol (mesalamine)?

Asacol (mesalamine) is known as a popular delayed-release medicine. It curtails diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis, signs of ulcerative colitis from recurring. Apprise your medic or pharmacist for more information about the salutary influence of this product. What important information should I know about Asacol? This drug may cause dizziness or coordination problems. Be very careful about driving, doing dangerous tasks, climbing or operating machinery until you know how you react to this medicine. It is important to use alcohol carefully during taking this medication. Always provide a health care provider before giving Asacol to a child. What should I tell my doctor before I take this drug? Your medical practitioner has to know about:

  • an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • hypertension or any type of heart problems
  • problems with urination
  • allergy to aspirin
  • chicken pox vaccination in prior 6 weeks
  • liver or kidney disease
  • hypertension or any type of heart problems
  • diabetes
  • pregnancy, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant
  • severe coronary artery disease. How to take Asacol? This medication is presented in pill form to take orally. It is usually recommended to take medicine two 400 mg tablets at regular intervals 3 times daily or as fixed by your physician. The pills should be swallowed whole. Do not chew, crush or break them. Doing so can keep the medicine from being released properly into the colon. This drug is taken with a glass of water. As this medicine do not irritate a stomach, you may take it on a full or on an empty stomach. Take this drug exactly as instructed on your prescription label and prescribed by your health care professional. What should you do if you miss a dose of Asacol?If you miss a dose of Asacol, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose.

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    What should you do if you overdose of Asacol?

    Any medicine taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you feel an overdose, apprise your medical practitioner straightway. In large doses, Asacol may cause diarrhea, headache, drowsiness, vomiting, sweating, fast breathing, confusion orringing in ears.

    What drug(s) may interact with Asacol?

    • Albuterol
    • Ambien (zolpidem)
    • Aspirin
    • Cymbalta (duloxetine)
    • Folic acid
    • Lexapro (escitalopram)
    • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
    • Lisinopril
    • Metformin
    • Metoprolol
    • Nexium (esomeprazole)
    • Omeprazole
    • Potassium chloride
    • Prednisone
    • Protonix (pantoprazole)
    • Simvastatin
    • Singulair (montelukast)
    • Synthroid (levothyroxine)
    • Xanax (alprazolam)
    • Zoloft (sertraline)

    This is not a complite list of interactions. Detail information you may receive at your health care professional. Discuss with your medic the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

     

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    What side- effects may occur?

    • Indigestion or upset stomach, bloating, stomach gas, pain or cramps
    • Nausea, vomiting
    • Allergic reaction ( skin rash or swelling; itching; swelling of your tongue
    • or throat
    • or face
    • or lips; difficulty breathing; hives)
    • Headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears
    • Bloody diarrhea, rectal pain
    • Fatigue, faintness
    • Difficulty urinating (urinary retention), dark urine
    • Chest pain, wheezing
    • Fever
    • Liver problems, yellowing eyes, skin
    • Hair loss, acne
    • General body aches
    • Thirst or dry mouth, nose, or throat

    If these persist or worsen, make known to your medical practitioner instantly. This is not a whole list, other side effects may occur. If you have other side effects not stated above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

    How should Asacol be stored?

    Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C), tightly closed, away from sunlight, direct heat, and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep Asacol out of the reach of children and away from pets.

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