Asacol HD is an aminosalicylate, which is a substance in the body that treats inflammation, diarrhea and tissue damage. Asacol HD is used by healthcare practitioners to treat ulcerative colitis. The drug can also be used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring in patients.
Asacol HD is a prescription drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, a bowel disease that causes swelling and sores of the colon.
Asacol HD is also used to maintain improvement of the symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis such stomach pain, diarrhea and rectal bleeding. Asacol HD may also be used to treat Crohn’s disease, a chronic disease of the digestive tract.
Asacol HD belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates and works by reducing swelling in the colon. Asacol HD should not be used for more than six weeks because its effectiveness beyond that period has not been established.