Oh, please, please take all that prescibing info with a grain of salt. I participated in that drug study and they needed to know everything that I experienced, even when I knew it had nothing to do with the drug or was the disease itself. It's way overkill, and cover-their-ass type stuff.
The special thing about asacol is the coating, which should only dissolve when it reaches the ph level found in your colon. So it should not affect your stomach at all. Of course, I suppose bodies can be different in which case it might not work right. I guess you have to pay attention to how you it makes you feel.
I admit to taking Aleve now and then when I'm in pain from an aching back. I hate pain. I have a oxycodone too but try to use it judiciously. I do think I see more blood if I have taken Aleve for too many days.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin.
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.