Asacol Hd Oral Tablet, Gastro-Resistant 800Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Asacol HD: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant (800mg)

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Asacol HD 800mg DR Tab
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: WC 800 
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Asacol HD 800mg DR Tab
Warner Chilcott Inc formerly P&G Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: PG 800 

What is this Medicine?

MESALAMINE (me SAL a meen) is used to treat the pain and inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Asacol HD: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant(800mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Asacol HD 800mg Delayed-Release Tablet

NDC: 004300783
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Ulcerative Colitis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Crohn's Disease

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Asacol HD 800mg Delayed-Release Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_15025.JPG
Actavis- US Brands formerly Warner Chilcott PLC
Pill Identification: WC 800 
Shape: oblong
Color: red-brown

Reported Side Effects for Asacol HD 800mg Delayed-Release Tablet

Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Acne Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cholangitis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Sore Throat Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tenesmus Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Paresthesias Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0-21.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hemorrhoids Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0-15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
2.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
3.0-12.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
>4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
4.0-6.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
5.0-53.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Belching Incidence:
16.0-26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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