06-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm just wondering if anyone has used asacol? My doctor wants me to try it along with my elemental diet. Im still doing the diet, but now I am also eating, and he wants to prevent future inflammation, since I now have to digest food.
06-30-2011, 01:56 PM   #2
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I've used it in the past with varying degrees of success....finally stopped working and had other complications which moved me on to remicade.

30 plus years and counting with UC/Crohn's!
on remicade since 11/05

While my experiences may not be what everyone has had- I feel it is worthwhile to share any and all experiences that may be beneficial to others.
06-30-2011, 02:56 PM   #3
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i have no completed about Asacol. The pills are on the larger size but not huge. It got rid of my plantar fasciitis for a while. My doc claims that it give some protection against colon cancer later on.
Diagnosed: Crohn's Oct '09
Extraintestinal: scleritis May '08, GERD Aug '09, ankylosing spondylitis Feb '10
Current Meds: Humira, Asacol, Dexilant, domperidone, Tramadol and a whole lot of vitamins
No more sulfasalazine, Methotrexate, Xibrom, Pred Forte and Iron
06-30-2011, 04:16 PM   #4
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Thanks pasobuff and outlier. Is there any side effects?
06-30-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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I tried it for about 6 months. It did absolutely nothing for me that I noticed but definately no side effects. I think the worst part of it was taking 4 pills, four times a day. Switched to Apriso and seems to be helping with no side effects and only 4 pills once a day makes it a lot easier to remember to take.
Good luck

Diagnosed Crohn's in 2010

Been on:
Asacol (didn't help)
Imuran (never vomited so much in my life)
Prednisone (still when needed)
Flagyl (still when needed)
Cipro (almost always with Flagyl)
Percocet (as needed)

On now:
Remicade (started November 2012)
06-30-2011, 05:29 PM   #6
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I am taking it and have no problem so far. as for there being to many pills, I just take all 12 in the morning
06-30-2011, 05:33 PM   #7
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Yes!! I've been on it for 18 years now lol

'You can't change the past but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.'

Diagnosed with Crohn's colitis aged 9, 1992.

Panproctocolectomy and terminal end ileostomy October 2011.
01-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #8
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My daughter takes it and they pass right through her. Found the whole tablet not just the shell in her BMs all the time. It only works if you can maintain a pH of 7 or more in the colon.
01-24-2012, 12:31 AM   #9
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Hi Dogluv,
I've been taking Asacol for 8 years and haven't experienced any side effects. I've been taking it with combinations of other meds, though, so I can't speak much to its effectiveness.
Diagnosed Crohn's in 2011 (age 11)
Surgery in 2011 (age 19), laparoscopic ileocecal resection

Current treatment: Pentasa

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