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Ive been just recently prescribed, asacolon 800x3 twice daily

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Ive been just recently prescribed, asacolon 800x3 twice daily for chron's disease and the side effects are serious, constant flatulence with painful bowel movements, every 30 to 40 minutes, alot of mucous and bleeding. Prior to that I was taking mezavant 1200xl 3 daily. Help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi and we can continue after this if you'd like. Unfortunately this can be a side effect of the asacolon. It's known as acute intolerance. You need to contact your doctor immediately or get to the Emergency Room and for now it would be best not to take any more of the medication. You may need a course of oral and intravenous steroids for this attack and this is a very serious situation.
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