Description and Brand Names
Drug information provided by: Micromedex
US Brand Name
- Asacol HD
Canadian Brand Name
- Asacol 800
Mesalamine is used to treat and prevent ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease). It works inside the intestines (bowel) to reduce inflammation and other symptoms of the disease.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, mesalamine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:
Mild or moderate Crohn disease—for treatment and prevention of flare-ups.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Capsule, Delayed Release
- Tablet, Delayed Release
- Tablet, Enteric Coated
- Capsule, Extended Release