What's the difference between asacol 400mg and asacol hd 800mg?

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8 Nov 2009

The active ingredient in both Asacol HD and Asacol is mesalamine, and it is identical in each drug aside from the dose. The 800mg has a similar eudragit coating as the 400mg, but due to the tablet size the release profiles of the coating are not identical to the release profiles of the 400mg tablet.

http://stanford.wellsphere.com/digestive-health-article/asacol-hd-now-available/748700

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