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Asacol 500mg Suppositories

What are Asacol 500mg Suppositories used for?

Asacol 500mg Suppositories is an anti-inflammatory drug that is used in the treatment of Ulcerative colitis. Asacol 500mg suppositories are available on Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy store in Lagos.

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis is a disease of the colon (large bowel) and rectum ( back passage) in which the lining of the bowel becomes red and swollen (inflamed).

What are the Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

•          Rectal bleeding,

•          Frequent diarrhoea and

•          Abdominal pain.

What is the Composition of Asacol 500mg suppositories?

Asacol 500mg suppositories contain the active substance mesalazine (also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid) 

What are suppositories?

Suppositories act locally in the rectum to reduce inflammation and they can also prevent further flares of ulcerative colitis. Suppositories are particularly useful when symptoms of ulcerative colitis affect the rectum.

Asacol 500mg Suppositories Dosage

Use one to three 500mg suppositories a day with the last dose at bedtime.

How to use Asacol 500mg suppositories

Asacol 500mg suppository should be inserted into the back passage (rectum) as described below:

•          If necessary, empty your bowels, and wash your hands.

•          Unwrap the anusol suppository.

•          Squat or bend forward then gently but firmly, place the suppository (pointed end first) into your rectum (back passage).

•          If necessary, you have to grease the tip of the suppository with petroleum jelly.

•          Then wash your hands again

•          Do not empty your bowels for at least an hour after inserting the suppository.

What are the possible side effects of Asacol 500mg Suppositories?

Common side effects of Asacol 500mg suppositories include;

•          Diarrhoea

•          Abdominal pain

•          Nausea (feeling sick)

•          Headache.

Asacol 500mg suppositories Precautions

•          Do not use Asacol 500mg suppositories if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the product (see Section 6 on “What Asacol Suppositories contain”).

•          People that are allergic to aspirin or any other salicylate should consult with the doctor before using Asacol 500mg suppositories.

•          People with kidney problems or blood abnormalities while taking other medicines such as sulphasalazine should not take Asacol 500mg suppositories

•          Do not take Asacol 500mg suppositories if you have confirmed severe kidney impairment

•          Do not give Asacol 500mg suppositories to children under 2 years of age.

Is Asacol 500mg suppositories safe to use by Pregnant and Breastfeeding mothers?

Asacol 500mg suppositories should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding unless adviseda by their doctor.

Asacol 500mg Suppositories Price

Asacol 500mg suppositories price is listed in, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store.


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