What is DELZICOL?
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If you have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC), it is likely your doctor will recommend a medicine called a mesalamine, also referred to as 5-aminosalicylic acid or 5-ASA, which is a common treatment for this type of UC.
DELZICOL has replaced Asacol (mesalamine), a leading 5-ASA for the last 20 years.1 In addition, an ingredient in the coating of DELZICOL, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), was replaced with dibutyl sebacate (DBS), which was an improvement in the formulation.
- If your doctor previously prescribed Asacol, you can feel confident transitioning to DELZICOL because it is the improved formulation of Asacol.
- DELZICOL works the same way as Asacol and is dosed in a similar fashion.
If you’ve been taking DELZICOL, you may have noticed the capsule has changed
Instead of one solid 400 mg capsule, there are four 100 mg tablets inside of one capsule that can be opened. While the active ingredient has not changed, and your DELZICOL should work the same, this capsule allows for patients as young as 5 years of age to adjust their dosage and take DELZICOL as well.
DELZICOL may help reduce symptoms associated with UC
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DELZICOL may reduce the inflammation of UC
- Ulcerative colitis can cause inflammation in the lining of the colon or large intestine4
- DELZICOL is believed to reduce and calm this inflammation2,5
DELZICOL may help you relieve the symptoms of mild to moderate UC flares as part of a larger treatment plan to manage your condition.
If you are switching from a previous oral mesalamine therapy to DELZICOL, you should talk to your healthcare provider about discontinuing your previous oral mesalamine therapy and following the dosing instructions for DELZICOL.