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Asacol vs Colazal, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 32

This is personalized comparison of Asacol vs Colazal for a female aged 32. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Asacol (latest outcomes from 7,722 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in ulcerative colitis.

Colazal (latest outcomes from 667 users) has active ingredients of balsalazide disodium. It is often used in ulcerative colitis.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 1,117 female patients aged 27 who take the same drugs are studied in Asacol vs Colazal

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female27Crohn's Colitis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Asacol mesalamineProcter And Gamble
Colazal balsalazide disodiumSalix Pharms

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 27 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Asacol (Procter And Gamble)Colazal (Salix Pharms)
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Pyrexia (fever)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Headache (pain in head)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyColitis Ulcerative (inflammation of colon with ulcer)
DiarrhoeaAnxiety
Condition AggravatedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Abdominal PainCystitis (inflammation of the wall of the bladder)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Depersonalisation
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Asacol (Procter And Gamble)Colazal (Salix Pharms)
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)Pain In Extremity
Ileus (a painful obstruction of the ileum or other part of the intestine)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Intestinal Perforation (complete penetration of the wall of the intestine)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
Peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs)Pleuritic Pain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
BlindnessPyrexia (fever)
Headache (pain in head)Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Benign Intracranial Hypertension (benign intracranial hypertension (bih) is a headache syndrome)Fistula (an abnormal connection or passageway between two)
VomitingUveitis (inflammation of the uvea)
Blood Phosphorus Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Asacol5.17%20.69%41.38%22.41%10.34%
Colazal0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Asacol (mesalamine) is often used to treat ulcerative colitis. Colazal (balsalazide disodium) is often used to treat ulcerative colitis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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