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What is Asacol HD?

Asacol HD is a drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, a medical condition involving the inflammation of the colon lining. Asacol HD delivers the active ingredient mesalamine, an anti-inflammatory that counteracts the mechanisms through which intestinal tissue becomes inflamed or painful. Asacol HD is an extended-release form of the drug. The impact of one tablet of Asacol HD seems to be somewhat lower than an equivalent dose of regular Asacol.

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