Asacol is a drug that is available only by prescription and treats moderate active ulcerative colitis among adults. It belongs to a class of medicines known as aminosalicylates. Asacol works by reducing swelling in the colon. It may also be used to treat mild to moderate Crohn's disease. Asacol affects substances in the body that cause inflammation, diarrhea, as well as tissue damage.
Drug Name: Asacol
Generic name: Mesalamine