Q: Can this medication be used during pregnancy or breast feeding?
A: This medication can pass into the breast milk and effect the child being nursed. There could also be a risk using this medication during pregnancy, and it best to consult with your doctor in both cases before using Asacol.
Q: I read that this medication is taken rectally, is this true?
A: Yes, in some cases this medication can be taken rectally, however, it is most commonly administered orally with or without food. Your doctor or pharmacist will direct you on the best way to administer this medication.
Q: I know someone who has similar symptoms as me, can I give them my medication?
A: No, it is highly advised to never share your prescribed medication with anyone, even if you have left overs. The medication has the potential to cause harm if taken without a proper diagnosis. If you have leftover medication, seek out a local pharmacist to see if there are take back programs or specific instructions to dispose of the medication. Never flush medication down the toiler, and keep away from children and pets.
Q: I found that there are 800 mg tablets, can I take that instead of taking two 400 mg?
A: Speak with your doctor about the dose strength and how it relates to the planed treatment. If your doctor has prescribed you 400 mg tablets, follow the instructions of your doctor explicitly to ensure a successful treatment. Do not attempt to change the dose yourself, and work closely with your doctor or pharmacist if challenges arise during treatment.