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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 347
   Posted 5/1/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
can someone tell me the maximum number of asacol
u can take in a day, i was taking 2 pills 3 x a day.
went to a flare and doc up to 2 pills  4 x a day, 400mg
each. plus on 40mg pred.
thanx tigerpawn

UC Momma
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 5/1/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm pretty sure the max dose of Asacol is 12, 400mg pills/day. I know that some are on more, but I believe 12 is considered the "maximum dose". Hope that helps!
Diagnosed in 2007 w/ left sided colitis a year after birth of first child
Currently taking ONLY 4!!! Asacol HD per day, Align probiotic, prenatal vitamin
Dare I say REMISSION after starting Asacol HD in April 2010!!!!

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/1/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I currently take 6 per day and that has kept me in remission for the past 5 years, but I know I could take more if I needed it. Tigerpawn do you not trust your doctor's judgement? If you are not comfortable with your doctor maybe you should seek a second opinion. So far it sounds like he is trying to treat your Crohns. Good luck!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 5/1/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
i have taken as many as 16 per day for a long time, but the ins usually says the max is 12 per day.
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently off Pred.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 1st Remicade infusion a week and a half ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 345
   Posted 5/3/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I've taken up to 12 a day.
33 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 

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