Before or After meal?

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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Before, i was taking Enteric Coated Salofalk 500mg 3X a day and i had taking it AFTER every meal.. which was said by my GI.. But when i got my Generic Asacol 400mg from India, it indicates on the box that i need to take it BEFORE meal... I asked my GI about it, but he still said that i need to take it AFTER meal... because my stomach should be full before taking it... So When do you take your Asacol, BEFORE or AFTER meal?
Diagnosed with UC on 2007. Undergone Fistulotomy on 2005. Taking Generic Asacol 400mg 3X a day... "HEALTH IS WEALTH"

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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI said I could take it whenever. It really varies with the day. Sometimes I take it after a meal, sometimes before and sometimes without a meal at all.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D)

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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to take all my meds after eating somthing. I don't eat full big meals becuase it kills my stomach. But I also take alot of meds all at the same time, so I just like to clump them all together and take them after i eat. That way you don't risk any of them tearing apart your insides.
age 20, diagnosed december 2006
meds: Asacol 4 pills 3x a day; 6-mp 75mg MWF, 50mg SSTTH; iron supplament; protonix; prednisone 25mg for one more week! (in the middle of a tapper, down from 40mg started 1/1/08)
Remicade????--pondering, next step

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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taken it before and after and on a empty stomach in the mornings because I dont normally eat breakfast.

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