"I thought it was discovered that Delzicol is nothing but an Asacol pill put inside of a capsule that dissolves in the stomach, thereby becoming nothing more than just an Asacol pill from that point on?"
Newbie here. Male, 58, 10 years remission on Asacol. Just received surprise RX change to Delzicol. Researching it, found this forum....
After reading Gary's post above, pulled Delzicol capsule apart and found a tablet visually identical to my Asacol tabs.
Weighed it on a gem scale.
Delzicol = 0.554g Asacol = 0.553. (have used and proven accuracy of this scale for many years).
Delzicol tab length is 0.09 mm longer than the Asacol. 14.98mm vs 14.89mm.
Sides of tab (flat to flat), Asacol tab,also, very slightly smaller.
I dont have any resources or skills to verify the chemistry, but color, shape and weight are the same. Asacol tab very slightly smaller. (need an accurate caliper to see the difference tho.) Only other difference is the black "0572 DR" lettering on the Asacol tabs. Delzicol tab (inside the capsule) no lettering.
Hope this post is not out of line. (not the way I would usually choose to introduce myself, but more than a bit piqued about
Will we ever really get the "rest of the story" on this ?
Thanks to all who are involved in this forum. Admin and every poster THANK-YOU !
Post Edited (Daysailer) : 4/30/2013 7:14:59 PM (GMT-6)