This medication is accustomed to treat a particular bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to cut back signs of ulcerative colitis for example diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine is associated with a class of medication called aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling inside colon.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually three times daily.
Swallow medicines whole. Do not crush, chew, or break. Doing so is able to keep the drug from being released properly in to the colon.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and reply to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight. Different brands of prescription drugs deliver different numbers of medication. Do not switch brands without a medical expert's permission and directions.
Use medicines regularly to get the most reap the benefits of it. To help you remember, go on it in the same times every day.
Tell your physician in case your condition doesn't improve or if it worsens.
Stomach upset, nausea/vomiting, constipation, headache, or joint/muscle pain may occur. If some of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
You may sometimes see whole or partial tablets/capsules inside your stool. If this occurs frequently, tell a medical expert. You may not be absorbing an adequate amount of the medication.
Remember that your medical professional has prescribed this medication while he or she's got judged that this benefit to you is in excess of potential risk of unwanted effects. Many people using medicines do not have serious unwanted effects.
Infrequently, mesalamine can worsen ulcerative colitis. Tell your physician without delay should your symptoms worsen after starting this medication (such as increased abdominal pain/cramping, bloody diarrhea, fever).
Tell your medical professional right away in case you have any serious unwanted side effects, including: signs and symptoms of kidney problems (like change in the amount of urine), dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, chest pain, difficulty breathing.
A much more severe hypersensitivity to this particular drug is rare. However, get medical help right away you may notice any signs of a serious hypersensitivity, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially from the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete set of possible negative effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact a medical expert or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your physician for health advice about negative effects. You may report unwanted side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call a medical expert for medical health advice about side effects. You may report unwanted effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking mesalamine, tell a medical expert or pharmacist should you be allergic into it; or other aminosalicylates (for example balsalazide, olsalazine); or salicylates (including aspirin, salsalate); in order to sulfasalazine; or in case you have every other allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, which can cause allergy symptoms or any other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using medicines, tell your doctor or pharmacist your history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, stomach blockage (like pyloric stenosis).
Before having surgery, tell a medical expert or dentist about all of the products you utilize (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medicine is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers shouldn't take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (including salicylates) when they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or when they have recently received a vaccine. In these cases, taking aspirin increases the risk of Reye's syndrome, a hard-to-find but certain illness.
During pregnancy, prescription drugs ought to be used only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician.
This medication passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects over a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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