I've noticed something with the Asacol 400 mg I am taking and am curious if anyone else has experienced this. This morning I went to the bathroom and noticed that two solid Asacol 400mg were in my stool totally undissolved. This is not the first time I've observed this since being put back on Asacol in July of this past year. On at least two other occasions I noticed in my stool what appeared to be one outer layer of the Asacol with very little of the medicine inside visible, just a partial section. Does this mean my system is not absorbing this medication or not dissolving the medication? Thanks.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Had a rectal flare with bleeding in 1991.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day.
Was taken off of all meds in 2004 after being symptom free for two years.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Had a flare of proctitis in January 2007. Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007. Had a proctalgia reflux episode in June 2007. Was taking probiotics nightly.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 as a maintenance against colon cancer.
Xanax when needed.