This drugs are used to treat a particular bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to lessen signs of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine belongs to a class of medication known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling inside the colon.
Take medicines by mouth with or without food as directed because of your doctor, usually 3 times daily.
Swallow prescription drugs whole. Do not crush, chew, or break. Doing so will keep the drug from hitting theaters properly in the colon.
The dosage is founded on your problem and response to treatment. In children, the dosage can be depending on weight. Different brands of medicines deliver different levels of medication. Do not switch brands without a medical expert's permission and directions.
Use this medication regularly to obtain the most reap the benefits of it. To help you remember, go at the same times every day.
Tell your physician should your condition won'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 physician or pharmacist promptly.
You may sometimes see whole or partial tablets/capsules within your stool. If this occurs frequently, tell your physician. You may not be absorbing motor the medication.
Remember that your physician has prescribed prescription drugs as he or she's judged how the benefit to you is higher than the chance of unwanted side effects. Many people using prescription drugs will not have serious negative effects.
Infrequently, mesalamine can worsen ulcerative colitis. Tell your physician immediately if the symptoms worsen after starting medicines (including increased abdominal pain/cramping, bloody diarrhea, fever).
Tell your medical professional without delay in case you have any serious unwanted side effects, including: indications of kidney problems (including change inside amount of urine), dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, chest pain, difficulty breathing.
A serious hypersensitivity for this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you see any signs and symptoms of a serious allergic attack, 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 not listed above, contact a medical expert or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your physician for medical advice about side effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call a medical expert for health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report negative effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking mesalamine, tell your medical professional or pharmacist should you be allergic to it; in order to other aminosalicylates (for example balsalazide, olsalazine); or to salicylates (including aspirin, salsalate); or sulfasalazine; or when you have another allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, which can cause hypersensitive reactions and other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, stomach blockage (for example pyloric stenosis).
Before having surgery, tell a medical expert or dentist about every one of the products you use (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This drugs are much like aspirin. Children and teenagers must not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (such as 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 potential risk of Reye's syndrome, a hard-to-find but certain illness.
During pregnancy, prescription drugs ought to be used not until clearly needed. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with a medical expert.
This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects over a nursing infant. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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