This medication is utilized to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to relieve signs of ulcerative colitis for example diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine is assigned to a class of medication generally 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 prescription drugs whole. Do not crush, chew, or break. Doing so can keep the drug from developing properly in to the colon.
The dosage is dependant on your condition and reaction to treatment. In children, the dosage is also according to weight. Different brands of prescription drugs deliver different amounts of medication. Do not switch brands without your medical professional's permission and directions.
Use medicines regularly to obtain the most reap the benefits of it. To help you remember, go on it at the same times on a daily basis.
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 these effects persist or worsen, tell your physician or pharmacist promptly.
You may sometimes see whole or partial tablets/capsules with your stool. If this occurs frequently, tell your medical professional. You may not be absorbing an ample amount of the medication.
Remember that a medical expert has prescribed this medication because he or she's judged that the help to you is more than the potential risk of unwanted effects. Many people using medicines will not have serious side effects.
Infrequently, mesalamine can worsen ulcerative colitis. Tell your medical professional immediately if the symptoms worsen after starting prescription drugs (such as increased abdominal pain/cramping, bloody diarrhea, fever).
Tell your doctor straight away in case you have any serious unwanted side effects, including: warning signs of kidney problems (like change in the amount of urine), dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, chest pain, breathlessness.
A serious hypersensitive reaction to the drug is rare. However, get medical help without delay if you see any signs of a serious hypersensitivity, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially with the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete report on possible unwanted side effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for health advice about unwanted 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 medical 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 if you are allergic for it; or other aminosalicylates (for example balsalazide, olsalazine); or to salicylates (such as aspirin, salsalate); or to sulfasalazine; or when you have some other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, which could cause hypersensitive reactions or another problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using medicines, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your history, 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 employ (including medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medicine is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers ought not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (such as salicylates) should 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 rare but certain illness.
During pregnancy, prescription drugs ought to be used not until clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with a medical expert.
This medication passes into breast milk and might have undesirable effects on the nursing infant. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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