For more information, consult your physician or pharmacist. For medical guidance on side effects, call your doctor. Common side effects of Asacol include: headache nausea sneezing runny nose flatulence stomach pain constipation diarrhea dizziness back pain rash cough This is not a complete list of Asacol side effects. See the section titled "Asacol Precautions." Asacol has been associated with severe side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
For more information, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Tell your doctor right away if you take any of the following medications: NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil) and aspirin (Ecotrin), azathioprine (Imuran), 6-mercaptopurine (Purinethol), and antacids like Maalox, Mylanta, Mag-Ox, Caltrate, Tums, or Rolaids. This is not a comprehensive list of Asacol drug interactions. Inform your doctor about every medication you take, including vitamins, herbal supplements, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications.
The medication Asacol may cause an allergic reaction. If this keeps happening, see your doctor. Do not take Asacol if you: have kidney disease are allergic to mesalamine or any ingredients in Asacol are allergic to salicylates (including aspirin) In the stool, intact, partially intact, and/or capsule shells have been found. Asacol can cause liver failure. Ulcerative colitis may get worse with mesalamine. Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart. Asacol may not be able to treat ulcerative colitis because of pyloric stenosis or a blockage in the digestive system. Serious reactions can cause myocarditis or pericarditis, which are both heart conditions. Serious side effects have been reported with Asacol including: Kidney problems. Inform your doctor if you have any allergies to Asacol or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine). Tell your doctor if you experience symptoms of pericarditis including chest pain, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, and fever. If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor right away: cramping, severe abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, fever, headache, or rash. If you have liver disease, let your doctor know. If you use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or have kidney disease, let your doctor know. obstruction of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Your doctor might advise stopping Asacol use temporarily. Prior to you starting Asacol, your doctor will perform a quick blood test to assess how well your kidneys are functioning.