Formulation: Tablet

Click here to
view generic equivalent to Asacol

Generic Equivalent to Asacol

Formulation: Tablet



Asacol: Pronounced as (Kre s tar)

Active Ingredient: Mesalamine

Why Asacol Medication is Prescribed?

Mesalamine (Asacol) is mainly used in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. This medical condition causes swelling and sores in the lining of large intestine and rectum. The medicine works by not allowing the body to produce a certain substance that can cause inflammation.

How Should Asacol be Used?

This medicine is available as a delayed-release tablet and capsule (releases medicine at the exact area in the intestine), controlled-release capsule (releases medicine in the entire digestive system) and extended-release capsule (long acting.)
The medicine should be taken by mouth as directed by your doctor. Avoid crushing, splitting or chewing the tablets and capsules; swallow them.

What Should I do if I Forget a Dose?

If you forget your dose, take the missed dose at once when you remember it. However, avoid taking the missed dose if it is already time for your next dose. Continue with your regular schedule and do not take a double dose of this medicine.

What Side Effects can Asacol Cause?

There may be side effects of consuming Mesalamine (Asacol). It is advisable to consult your doctor if you have symptoms such as back-ache, vomiting, heartburn, stiffness, muscle pain, aching or repeated burps.


  • Before taking Mesalamine (Asacol), inform you doctor if you are allerfic to balsalazide (Colazal, Giazo); Olsalazine (Dipentum); aspirin, choline magnesium trisalucylate, diflunisal, magnesium salicylate (Doan’s, others); sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), or any other ingredients that exist in Mesalamine.

  • If you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medicine, do inform your doctor beforehand. A history of any disease should also be shared with the doctor.

9 Item(s)

per page
Product Name
Salt Name

9 Item(s)

per page

Important NoteNote: We are only able to ship a maximum 90-day supply of your prescription.

Important NoteDisclaimer: We do not sell or distribute any product that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US CSA) and U.S. DEA.

***All trademarks, product names or logo cited herein are the property of their respective owners and do not infringe any patent, trademark, copyright, license or any other proprietary right of any third party***

All orders placed on our website MedsEngage are dispensed from our fully licensed and independently verified pharmacy partner from India.

All products on this page are therapeutically equivalent. That means even though there may be difference in product name, packaging or price but if they are pharmaceutical equivalents to Brand and expected to have the same clinical effect then they may be used interchangeably

Pharmacist Consultation


Post your comment