User Reviews for Asacol
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Reviews for Asacol to treat Ulcerative Colitis
"First placed on this medication in 2012 with no improvement in condition."
American 1 July 24, 2014
5 users found this comment helpful.
"Worked really well at the beginning."
Beauteeful (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 28, 2014
7 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
JodanA (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 6, 2014
26 users found this comment helpful.
"Hair loss, bloating, headache, night sweats, stretch marks on inner thighs and increased frequency on bowel motion."
Artsytamara (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 16, 2013
10 users found this comment helpful.
"Great, the only medicine that got me under control, no more bathroom mapping while leaving the house."
pmd53 (taken for 10 years or more) May 12, 2013
13 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
angie1049 January 19, 2013
9 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Anonymous February 10, 2012
33 users found this comment helpful.
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