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Asacol Alcohol, Asacol alcohol interaction, What is Asacol

Asacol alcohol speaks to Asacol alcohol interaction, what is Asacol and Asacol side effects.

Asacol, generic name Mesalamine, belong to the family of drugs known as a Bowel anti-inflammatory.

 The oral treatment is prescribed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.

The rectal products is prescribed for the treatment distal ulcerative colitis, proctitis and proctosigmoiditis

No drinking not even moderate alcohol consumption is advised while taking this drug.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.

Considerations

Do not use if allergic to the drug.

Do not use if pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Tablets

Most Common Side Effects

Abdominal pain, cramps, discomfort, stomach rumbling and generalized pain.

Common Side Effects

Constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach, vomiting, muscle weakness, dizziness, fever, runny nose, rashes, skin spots, achy joints, back pain and stiff muscles.

Less Common Side Effects

Worsening of colitis, gas, chills, sweating, feeling unwell, tired, acne, itching, arthritis, muscle aches, chest pain, pinkeye, painful menstruation, swelling and flu symptoms.

Suppositories

Common Side Effects

Headache.

Less Common Side Effects

Abdominal pain, cramps, discomfort, diarrhea, worsening of colitis, gas, nausea, rectal pain, soreness, burning, muscle weakness, dizziness, fever, sore throat, cold symptoms, acne, rash, skin spots and swelling.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.


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