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