It's hard to predict when symptoms of ulcerative colitis will occur, and each person with UC can experience symptoms differently. Asacol and Asacol HD are two different options for the treatment of UC symptoms—so you can live your life with UC. Talk to your doctor about whether Asacol or Asacol HD may be right for your condition.
Asacol (400 mg), available only by prescription, is a sulfa-free 5-ASA medication indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate flare-ups (2.4 g/day) and maintenance of remission of UC (1.6 g/day). It does not contain any steroids.
You should not substitute one Asacol HD 800 mg tablet for two Asacol 400 mg tablets unless directed by your doctor.
Moderate UC is characterized by tougher symptoms than mild UC. Asacol HD, available only by prescription, helps treat these tougher flares of moderate UC. In clinical studies, Asacol HD (800 mg tablets), rapidly decreased the number of trips to the bathroom (i.e., number of bowel movements) in the majority of patients—by three weeks (individual results may vary). It does not contain any steroids.Prescribing Information