Yeah, what is up with these pills always being so large??!! When I switched from Asacol to Colazal I was in size shock! I couldn't believe how much larger Colazal was then Asacol. But honestly I find it better to swallow the Colazal because of it being in a capsule and it's much "softer" then a hard tablet. Glamourgirl is correct. You need the capsule because it will survive the stomach and make it's way to the large intestine where the medicine can then be released. Good luck with it. And remember that if this doesn't agree with you, you can always try Colazal which is a basalazide and not a mesalamine which Pentasa, Asacol and Lialda are. I can't tolerate mesalamines but I don't seem to have any issue with the basalazide.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-worked great!, OA
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