Ulcerative colitis and Asacol HD

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Odyssy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/14/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Have been on Asacol HD, 2 pils X3 per day for app. 6 months, after ins. stopped paying for regular Asacol.  Have been having heartburn/acid symptoms for app 3 weeks.  Has anyone had a similar situation?  Also, losing hair like crazy.  Any suggestions appreciated.  Thanks.

kazbern
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   Posted 7/16/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what Asacol HD is, but Asacol is a med for the colon and shouldn't really have anything to do with upper GI pain. Losing hair could be from the 5-ASA, tho. You should read the literature that comes with the medicine.

You might think about taking a ppi like prevacid, prilosec, nexium, etc. That should help with upper GI stuff.

Odyssy
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   Posted 7/16/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you.
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