I'd like to stop taking my Asacol - I know it has no effect on me. Do I need to taper off of it or can I just stop taking it? I don't know if I'll get any side effects from stopping cold turkey.
To answer the simple post with a simple answer and not digging any further into it, the answer is as SocalJohn said, you can quit it cold turkey.
Read the post.
I also find it odd how the original poster was confident it had no effect on him and by the end of the post they are afraid of symptoms coming back while quiting the drug.
I am confident, but I've also been through absolute hell. If there is any chance that I'm wrong, I don't want to find out the hard way.
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament: Asacol 1200 MG 2X daily, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Multivitamin.
Diet: Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa, Bentyl, Cortenema.
Status: Heading to remission???