User Reviews for Asacol

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Crohn's Disease 5 reviews 66 medications
   
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9.0
Crohn's Disease, Maintenance 7 reviews 23 medications
   
8.1
Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance 15 reviews 15 medications
   
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Summary of Asacol reviews 42 reviews 7.6

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Review by American 1:

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1.0

For Ulcerative Colitis: First placed on this medication in 2012 with no improvement in condition.

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July 24, 2014 3:51 PM

Review by Beauteeful (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Ulcerative Colitis: Worked really well at the beginning.

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May 28, 2014 5:07 AM

Review by JodanA (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis: Had severe bloody diarrhea for a couple months, went away for two years then came back worse. I was then diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. My Dr started me on 6 pills a day of Asacol. Within two weeks I was having completely normal bowel movements again with no pain. I then began decreasing my dosage (doctors orders) and now I am currently on 2 pills a day of 800g. My life is completely back to normal. The only side effect I have is slight dizziness during more stressful times. I have had a couple minor minor flares. I do miss my dosage once in a while but it never seems to affect me as long as I take my next dose. Would recommend Asacol in a heart beat!

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February 6, 2014 5:22 PM

Review by Artsytamara (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

For Ulcerative Colitis: Hair loss, bloating, headache, night sweats, stretch marks on inner thighs and increased frequency on bowel motion.

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October 16, 2013 4:23 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active: Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 10 days ago. Started 800MG 2 tablets, 3 times/day plus suppository at night. Diarrhea quickly went down to once a day instead of eight times. Experiencing fatigue, slight nausea and seem to be developing acne.

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July 30, 2013 10:03 AM

Review by pmd53 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis: Great, the only medicine that got me under control, no more bathroom mapping while leaving the house.

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May 12, 2013 6:43 PM

Review by Nano also (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Crohn's Disease: Has been very effective for maintaining remission of symptoms. Note: had to decrease dose to 400 mg 3 times daily. Passed pills whole at higher dose.

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April 28, 2013 5:02 PM

Review by nic niv (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Crohn's Disease: So far this medicine had slowed down multiple diarrhea problems

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April 27, 2013 12:03 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance: I have had Ulcerative Colitis for 30 years, on Asacol for 17. Took it during 2 pregnancies with no ill effects. This medicine has helped me stay in remission for the past 17 years, at a low dose (would like 4 400mg/day, but too expensive, so making due with 2). A lifesaver.

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April 13, 2013 5:45 PM

Review by Pauling (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

For Crohn's Disease: I have been on Asacol for 7 years and have only minor flare ups. I have had 3 "flares" in 7 years so I am a fan of Asacol. I take the max dose of 12 per day. I also have colitis. Thanks to insurance my cost is ONLY $200 a month.

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February 26, 2013 6:53 PM

Review by TREEman 1966 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Crohn's Disease: I have been taking Asacol HD since I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease almost 3 years ago and have had only one flare-up. This works great for me!

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February 18, 2013 4:00 PM

Review by angie1049:

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1.0

For Ulcerative Colitis: I was diagnosed 6 months ago with Colitis. I started taking Asacol 400mg 3x a day. I felt great immediately after the 3rd pill. No diarrhea for 2 whole days! Last night my stomach started that weird rumbling noise. About an hour later, I had a severe headache! One of the worst I have ever had! I was on my 10th pill. One of the side effects of this medication. Be careful, always call your Dr. if you have any side effects with this medication. I stopped taking this medicine, did not work for me.

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January 19, 2013 11:56 AM

Review by Jerbons (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance: I have been on Asacol, two 400mg pills three times a day. It has done wonders for me. I have no side effects at all and it has kept my ulcerative colitis in remission with to symptoms at all. While my doctor has told me to stay on the full dosage, the bottle says that after 6 weeks one should go on maintenance of only 4 pills per day. Due to the expense of these pills, I am already down to 5 pills per day and still doing great.

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September 16, 2012 11:07 PM

Review by PedrosMom (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Have had IBD for years, got relief after just 3 doses. The disease has had me housebound for a year because I never knew when I was going to have an accident. Had no control at all. Am hoping this will be the solution and I can have a normal life.

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August 24, 2012 9:40 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Lymphocytic Colitis: I have been on this medication for about 5 years now, 4 tablets a day, down from 6 a day. Thank goodness it has worked, as when I had attacks, I lost 20lbs in 6 weeks. Symptoms are pretty much gone, and life returned to normal about 2 months after beginning this medication. I was 55 when diagnosed, and just turned 60 and am doing fine. I have no apparent side effects.

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August 6, 2012 11:46 AM

Review by Anonymous:

For Crohn's Disease: Gave me severe abdominal pain and retried it 3 times. I think it did damage to my colon but some people do alright on it.

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April 12, 2012 11:59 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance: It takes my colitis pain away and aids me in decreasing my flare ups but the side effects are lower back pain and tiredness. I only use when I have to.

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April 10, 2012 9:28 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis: I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in April of 2011. After numerous visits with my doctor and exploratoy scopes, my gastroenterologist prescribed Asacol last September(2012) and he gave me a discount card to use when I initially filled my prescription for Asacol, so the monthly precirptions have been FREE! Since taking Asacol on a regular basis, my last scope revealed that ALL of my ulcertations have healed! Thank you, Asacol! You've changed my life!

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February 10, 2012 1:08 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis, Active: Daily diarrhea for 50 years. Recently diagnosed ulcerative colitis Asacol for 10 days only. Diarrhea gone. Gone! In my 70's and just starting to live--thanks to Asacol.

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November 14, 2011 1:34 PM

Review by Johnny585:

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance: I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis since I was 17 had a colonscopy done and that's when I was prescribed Asacol. It was terrible my diarrhea was just horrible, it also came with a a lot of blood. I started taking Asacol about 9 pills daily after about a couple of months the diarrhea was completely gone. That's when I thought it was okay to stop taking them so about 4 years later the flares started happening again. So I don't recommended delaying the pills.

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August 5, 2011 1:34 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Lymphocytic Colitis: I am newly diagnosed with LC, I am 38 years old and suffered with various GI issues for years. Finally got a diagnosis and was started just last week on Asacol 800 mg tabs three times a day. I have noticed that the diarrhea is slightly less frequent and less explosive after only one week. I am hopeful, especially after reading the other user's comments, that this will help me.

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February 4, 2011 9:46 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Crohn's Disease, Maintenance: I was diagnosed after 22 years in the AF at age 42. I've had to side effects since sta'rting on Asacol 10 years ago. I have refused to let Crohns control my life and Asacol was a big part of it.

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November 3, 2010 3:40 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance: I've had ulcerative colitis now for 28 years. I took Asacol during all my three pregnancies with no side effect. I did have a major flare-up after the first delivery though despite the Asacol. My ulcerative colitis is now completely under control, so much so that my doctor said that my colon looks completely healthy. I take 4 tablets per day, I do forget occasionally, but it has worked miracles for me. I can also eat everything.

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October 3, 2010 6:02 PM

Review by Lee46:

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10

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance: I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1991. For the last few years I have been using Asacol, with no problems, only if I try to stop taking it, which I'd rather not do. It's really helping me. I'm 46 and happy. I'm going for colonoscopy every year just to make sure everything is fine.

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August 27, 2010 8:52 AM

Review by happygirl67:

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1.0

For Ulcerative Colitis, Maintenance: Took for 9 months for maintenance of ulcerative colitis. I now have kidney damage. Please make sure your doctor checks kidney function regularly while taking this.

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August 8, 2010 6:55 PM

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