If you are sensetive to asprin should you take Asocal

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   Posted 1/8/2009 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
In my research I have found that Salicylates (aspirin) is in Asocal. I can not take aspirin. Every time I have in the past I have vomitted so should I be taking the Asocal?
Female Currently Breastfeeding (All my meds are approved by the doc. for breastfeeding but they still make me nervous)
In a flare since beginning of December 08
Left-sided colitis diagnosed at age 28 in 2001
Asacol 4 pills 3 times per day
Hydrocortisone and Rowasa Enemas as needed
20mg and tapering for my flare
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   Posted 1/8/2009 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
You should not use Asacol if you are allergic to mesalamine or to aspirin or other salicylates (such as Disalcid, Doan's Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others). You should talk to your GI about this.

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   Posted 1/8/2009 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   

I am allergic to aspirin- I can't even take Motrin or Advil. I break out in hives, cannot breathe, face swells. I have taken Asacol, Lialda and now Colazal and have had no problems.

So, don't necessarily dismiss these drugs, but definitely talk to your doctor about this.

Jackie, 43

Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, colazal 3x3, Sythroid, Protonix, Flagyl

10 infusions of Remicade- doesn't work
Severely anemic-

back up to 30 mg of pred
Added 6MP- November 25th
Surgery almost certain

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