Asacol allergy

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

neondream
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 6/26/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a serious reaction to Asacol a few years ago. I just saw a new GI today and he recommended trying some of the other meds (Lialda,Canasa...etc) before starting Remicade or Humeria. Is anyone else allergic to Asacol? What meds work for you? I'm scared of having another allergic reaction! (I cant take 6mp either)
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15, first symptoms at age 11.

Flaring! :(
40mg prednisone daily.
(reduced to 30mg, got worse. now taking 40mg going on 4 weeks )
Prevacid, Multi Vitamin, Digestive Advantage Chrons and Colitis, Iron Supplement

Allergic to- 6mp (gave me pancreatitis), Asacol


TraciZ
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 255
   Posted 6/26/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
what was your reaction? Some of us can tolerate certain 5-ASA products better than others. To be sure, the other meds you mention have side effects, too. From what I understand, they're the 2nd line meds if the 5-ASA (or mesalamine) drugs don't work. Good luck!
Tressa 35 (F)
probably pancolitis
Colazal 3X3/day, Lialda upped to 4/day,Phosphatidylcholine 4 (420 mg capsules) once/day
Colazal 3X3/day (not generic)
Rowasa & Canasa as needed
Asacol 12/day


neondream
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 6/26/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I developed a fever, vomiting, chills, dehydration within 4 days of taking the Asacol. I had to be hospitalized for a few days. Im just confused on how I would be able to take other 5-ASA drugs if Asacol (mesalamine) didn't work. :-/
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15, first symptoms at age 11.

Flaring! :(
40mg prednisone daily.
(reduced to 30mg, got worse. now taking 40mg going on 4 weeks )
Prevacid, Multi Vitamin, Digestive Advantage Chrons and Colitis, Iron Supplement

Allergic to- 6mp (gave me pancreatitis), Asacol


TraciZ
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 255
   Posted 6/26/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I can see why you'd be confused. I hope that you and your docs can figure something out! Good luck!
Tressa 35 (F)
probably pancolitis
Colazal 3X3/day, Lialda upped to 4/day,Phosphatidylcholine 4 (420 mg capsules) once/day
Colazal 3X3/day (not generic)
Rowasa & Canasa as needed
Asacol 12/day


MamaDove
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 6/26/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi neondream,
 
I just posted to someone whose SO may have been having a severe reaction to Lialda...I was just given samples and had just read the sales reps booklet, along with my own severe reaction which went unrecognized (GI did not want to admit it), it compelled me to reply...
 
You can use the search site button above for Lialda and get my previous reply to KWAA if you would like to see if that info applies to what happened to you as well as doing Canasa and see what posts come up for that drug...
 
You may be surprised at the info I quoted from the Lialda drug packaging stating that it is difficult to distinguish a reaction from an exaserbation...While they admit 3% (likely more) of patients during clinical trials were affected as well as the fact that they don't really know how it works...I can't recall the exact words but to read more see the thread I spoke of above...I just replied moments ago on the Crohn's board...Hope that helps...
 
Peace~MamaDove

MamaDove
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 6/26/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
 
May I ask why you are taking Prevacid?

neondream
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 6/26/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info! All these reactions sure are scary! I am taking prevacid before I take prednisone to help with stomach pain and nausea. Its helping a little bit I think.
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15, first symptoms at age 11.

Flaring! :(
40mg prednisone daily.
(reduced to 30mg, got worse. now taking 40mg going on 4 weeks )
Prevacid, Multi Vitamin, Digestive Advantage Chrons and Colitis, Iron Supplement

Allergic to- 6mp (gave me pancreatitis), Asacol


pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 6/26/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I also developed fever, chills a full body rash and nausea a couple of hours after taking just one dose of 4 pills...I'm either allergic or non-responsive to oral RX used for IBD so I had no choice but to go the natural route.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Red_34
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 6/27/2008 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you ever tried Colazal? Even though Colazal is still a 5-ASA it is a Balsalazide not a mesalamine. I can't tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa - any mesalamines really. I get severe abdominal pain, joint pain and explosive D. I don't seem to have any difficulty with Colazal (I think). So if you are hesitant about starting Lialda (as I would be too especially with a bad reaction to Asacol) you can ask for Colazal.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs), Hydrocortisone E's, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


Red_34
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 6/27/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh also forgot to mention, Colazal is best used in people with left sided Uc because the med gets distributed to that area better then Asacol.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs), Hydrocortisone E's, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


neondream
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 6/27/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I will definitely mention it at my next appointment. I have a colonoscopy on Tuesday, if it is still left sided then that could be an option. Im worried its further in my colon then it was 5 years ago when i had my last scope. The scope will tell all!
20. Female. California.
Diagnosed left sided Ulcerative Colitis at 15, first symptoms at age 11.

Flaring! :(
40mg prednisone daily.
(reduced to 30mg, got worse. now taking 40mg going on 4 weeks )
Prevacid, Multi Vitamin, Digestive Advantage Chrons and Colitis, Iron Supplement

Allergic to- 6mp (gave me pancreatitis), Asacol

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:31 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,015 posts in 329,189 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161758 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, VacuumCleaner.
243 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
SantaZia, BangedUp, 3timechamp, Anitas, Eph, Progressing, Union98