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Mesasal
(5-ASA)

Formulation : EC tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Mesasal /5-ASA used for?

Mesasal is a medication used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. It also helps avoid reoccurring ulcerative colitis.

How should Mesasal /5-ASA be stored?

Store this medication at room temperature in a cool, dry location.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Mesasal/5-ASA ?

Take Mesasal as prescribed to you by your health care professional, or as directed to on the label. Take each dose with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Do not break or open the extended release capsule.

When should Mesasal /5-ASA not be taken?

If you have any allergies to any of the ingredients listed on the label of this medication do not take it. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant. It is not known if it is harmful to an unborn baby.

What precautions should I follow when taking Mesasal /5-ASA ?

It is recommended you consult with your doctor before using Mesasal if you have pyloric stenosis, allergies to sulfasalazine, heart conditions, or liver or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to other medications or to foods, or animals.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Mesasal /5-ASA ?

Ask your health care provider if there are any foods, drinks, or activities that you cannot participate in while taking Mesasal. There are medications that react with Mesasal. Inform your doctor of what medications you are using, prescription and non-prescription.

When should Mesasal /5-ASA not be taken?

Severe: Severe stomach pain, cramping, fever, headache, bloody diarrhea.

Common: Slight nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, fever, sore throat, constipation, headache, dizziness, exhausted sensation, rash.

Other: None.

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