Posted 12/12/2011 11:57 AM (GMT -7)
It's definitely a serious side effect, and we should be tested regularly. Any symptoms out of the ordinary should also be checked asap.
I've used 5ASA oral/rectal for just about 23 years. So far, so good.
If we heeded every side effect warning, we wouldn't be on meds. Although....some meds I would refuse to take for sure.
5ASA is still a very safe med....but some, alas, cannot take it at all.
Sometimes surgery is the best option...which I'd consider if the 5ASA meds stopped working for me.