The purpose of this study is to determine whether aminosalicylic acid (ASA) can be safely withdrawn in patients with long-standing clinical inactive UC.
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
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|Chinese University of Hong Kong|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Siew Ng, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||Chinese University of Hong Kong|
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The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Colitis, Ulcerative, Aminosalicylic Acid|
This is a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial in which patients with long-standing clinically inactive UC receiving ASA for maintenance of remission will be randomized to either continue 5-ASA or to receive an equivalent placebo for 12 months. The primary endpoint is clinical relapse at 12 months.
Active Comparator: Mesalazine
mesalazine 2g od po for 12 months
Placebo Comparator: Placebo oral capsule
placebo 5 capsules od po for 12 months
Drug: - Mesalazine
Patients will be prescribed Asacol 2g daily for 12 months
Drug: - Placebo oral capsule
Patients will be prescribed placebo 5 capsules daily for 12 months
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Prince of Wales Hospital
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