28 Mar 2010
Sulphasalazine (sulfazine) is coverted in the body to mesalamine (asacol) and it is this drug which exerts its therapeutic action.
This is from http://www.drugs.com/pro/asacol.html
"... Mesalamine is thought to be the major therapeutically active part of the sulfasalazine molecule in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Sulfasalazine is converted to equimolar amounts of sulfapyridine and mesalamine by bacterial action in the colon. The usual oral dose of sulfasalazine for active ulcerative colitis is 3 to 4 grams daily in divided doses, which provides 1.2 to 1.6 grams of mesalamine to the colon."
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the pill cost alot 400.00 a month and i loss my med cover and i cant buy more now were it hurt me to take them
taken for a while no one has said that they stopped taking asacol .
I have been on the above regimen for several years and have successfully avoided flareups of my ulcerative colitis. However, I am try to find the ...