Asacol and Pancreatic Enzymes

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/11/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all... I am brand new to this site (referred by a friend), but have been diagnosed with CD since Jan '04.
Anyway...I just had an EGD done yesterday (fun!), and my doctor mentioned beforehand that my pancreatic enzymes are 'elevated' according to my last batch of blood work (10/31).  When I asked what that meant or what caused it, he said that it could be caused by my taking Asacol.  I take 4 pills twice a day, which I know isn't an unusually high dose (I've taken more than that in the past).
My question for you all is:  Has anyone else heard/read anything about Asacol causing high levels of pancreatic enzymes?  And if so, what was done?
Thanks in advance for your help :-)

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/11/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Boy thats a new one to me. I have been taking Asacol for years and have had no problems. But we are all so different, there's no telling what the cause is. Hope you get things figured out soon. God Bless and Welcome to Healingwell.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 12/11/2007 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Asacol can cause Pancreatitis.

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 12/12/2007 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have been on asacol for years and have no problems.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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