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I am a male aged almost 26 years old, I have been in remision with Ulcerative Colitis since I was aged 19, the medication I am on is Asacol (Masalazine)400 mg MR tablets which I take 6x daily.
I have been in great health without problems since using thse tablets and now almost 7 years on I have now found out that they harm the liver and some people in rare cases have suffered liver damage.
I do not drink alchohol, smoke or take take drugs (only prescribed Mesalazine).
I had always thought that my liver may be in good condition however I have read that the liver function tests carried out Asacol users taking the same dosage as me found that the tablets have the same effect as what moderate drinking would have on the liver.
AST/ALT levels in the bloodstream are elevated when using these tablets.
The reason I don't drink alchohol is to not damage my liver yet these drugs could be doing the same damage as alchohol.
Is this true?
Does anybody ese not drink alchohol on this forum or do you know about the risks of Asacol on the liver.
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