Asacol in stool?!?!

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Here I am again fellow uc sufferers with another question!

Just noticed that there was a whole asacol tablet in my stool. Anybody else had this before? Makes me wonder if that's why I've been getting awful cramps lately but just took a look on line & read that the shells can sometimes be seen as they are difficult to break down.

Is this normal or does it mean that I have to make yet another call to my gp?!

Freaked me out a bit, don't expect to find 💊 in your 💩!! 

Ta all xxx

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    Hi Jo,yeah this is quite common with Asacol, I was told not to worry unless you see it a lot xx
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      Hi ladies

      Thanks for the advice! I've noticed flecks of red bits in my stools on loads of occasions but never a full pill but perhaps that's because I'm not looking at it properly. 

      I'm off to the docs later to hopefully get this awful coil removed so will mention the pill thing with her. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that some of these awful side effects will be linked to this coil & not all related to my uc. 

      Thanks again xxxx

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    I was on ipocol until recently, which has an almost identical coating & release formula as asacol. i contacted the manufacturers when i started them as i was getting tablet shells in my stools - they said this was normal to see the shells. I then noticed i was getting the shells with some of the contents still intact eg halves of tablets with white medicine in. I tried taking them away from food times & took them with at least 1/2 - 3/4 pint of water & bingo - no more partially intact tablets in my stools. i continued to get distorted broken up shells which is ok & normal. i had to check my poo for a few weeks with plastic disposable spoons & loo paper to check no more partially intact tablets, but definately taking them with a decent amount of water & at least 1.5hours away from food times did the trick. i am no longer on this medicine now as stopped working for me, but do try this, everyone is different.

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    Hi yep it can be an issue with enteric coated tablets, but keep checking because if it happens a lot you obviously aren't getting your required dose of asacol.
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