- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Disease Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewMESALAMINE is a Schedule H drug.
Mesalamine affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea.Mesalamine is used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring.Some brands of mesalamine are for use only in adults, and some brands are for use in children who are at least 5 years old.
It works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers that cause inflammation in the intestines. This reduces ulceration, bleeding and painful symptoms, and prevents future flare-ups of the disease.
UsageMESALAMINE is generally used to treat: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease
MESALAMINE can address symptoms like: Loose Motion, Abdomen Pain
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 5yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe
How Do I Take It?MESALAMINE is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Rectal,
- You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to mesalamine.
- Some forms of mesalamine may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this form of mesalamine if you have phenylketonuria.
- Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Take mesalamine with a full glass of water.
- Take Asacol HD on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
- Lialda should be taken with a meal.
- Other brands of mesalamine can be taken with or without food.
- Do not crush, break, or chew a mesalamine tablet or capsule.Swallow the pill whole.
- The enteric-coated tablet has a special coating to protect your stomach. Breaking the pill could damage this coating.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Ask your doctor before using an antacid, and use only the type your doctor recommends. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb mesalamine.This medication is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications.
Symptoms of OverdosageMESALAMINE over-dosage can result in: Rapid Breathing, Ringing In Ears, Confusion, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs)
Common Side-EffectsMESALAMINE : Heartburn, Indigestion, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Diarrhoea, Acne, Nausea, Abdomen Pain, Runny Nose, Throat Soreness, Head Headache, Back Pain, Eyes Blurred Vision, Dizziness, Fever, Nervousness, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Fatigue (tiredness), Abdomen Swelling, Irregular Heartbeat, Sneezing, Belching, Increased Passing Gas, Hair Loss, Loss Of Appetite, Abdomen Discomfort
Serious Side-EffectsMESALAMINE : Acute Kidney Failure, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Chest Pain, Shortness Of Breath
Rare Side-EffectsMESALAMINE : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Back Pain, Pale Skin, Chills, Anxiety
Disease InteractionsMESALAMINE can interfere with: Acute Liver Failure, Acute Renal Failure
Technical ClassificationMESALAMINE is categorized as: 5-AMINOSALICYLATES / GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with MESALAMINE as Ingredient
|MESACOL 400MG TAB||MESALAMINE 400 MG|
|MESACOL 800MG TAB||MESALAMINE 800 MG|
|MESACOL ENEMA||MESALAMINE 4 GM|
|MESACOL OD 1.2GM TAB||MESALAMINE 1.2 GM|
|MESACOL SUPP||MESALAMINE 500 MG|