Information Statement-Asacol® No Longer Available in US



June 17, 2013

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), in an effort to educate our constituents about the changes to Asacol® and the newly issued Delzicol™, has prepared the following information.  Please share this information with your healthcare provider.

As of April 1, 2013, the medication Asacol® is no longer being distributed in the United States.  Once the supplies currently in pharmacies are out of stock, the product will no longer be available.   While Asacol® is no longer being distributed in the United States, the manufacturer; Warner Chilcott has replaced it with a product called Delzicol™.    Several other mesalamines are commercially available which can also can be substituted for Asacol in the treatment of your Crohn’s diseases or ulcerative colitis.  You should contact your healthcare provider to discuss your specific medication needs.  You can also review our medication brochure for more information on mesalamines at http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/assets/pdfs/understanding-ibd-medication.pdf

For more information about the discontinuation of Asacol®, please contact the Warner Chilcott medical information desk directly at 1-800-521-8813 ext. 3236. 


 


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org).

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