Mesasaland/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Mesalamine
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
500mg Delayed Release Tablets
No generic is available for Mesasal 500mg.
- Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Mesasal 500mg.
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Please Note: Mesalamine is also known as Mesalazine, 5-Aminosalicyclic Acid, or 5-ASA.
Mesasal Drug Information
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Mesasal Drug Information
Mesasal is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon.
How to Use Mesasal
Take Mesasal by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 4 times daily. If you are taking the capsule form of Mesasal, you may take it with or without food. If you are taking the tablet form of Mesasal, take it with meals. Swallow Mesasal whole. Do not crush, chew, or break. Doing so can keep the drug from being released properly into the colon. If you have trouble swallowing the capsule, you may open the capsule and sprinkle its contents on applesauce or yogurt before you take it. Swallow all of the drug/food mixture right away without chewing. Do not chew the mixture or prepare a supply in advance. The Dosage of Mesasal is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use Mesasal regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Before taking mesalamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminosalicylates (such as balsalazide, olsalazine); or to salicylates (such as aspirin, salsalate); or to sulfasalazine; or if you have any other allergies. Mesasal may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Mesasal, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,kidney disease, liver disease, stomach blockage (such as pyloric stenosis), skin problems (such as atopic dermatitis, eczema). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Mesasal is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (such as salicylates) if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or if they have recently received a vaccine. In these cases, taking aspirin increases the risk of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. During pregnancy, Mesasal should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Mesasal passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Mesasal, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Mesalamine is very similar to balsalazide, olsalazine, and sulfasalazine. Do not use medications containing balsalazide, olsalazine, or sulfasalazine while using mesalamine. Mesasal may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine normetanephrine levels), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Mesasal.
Mesasal Side Effects
What are Mesasal side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Mesasal may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Mesasal as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Mesasal
The side effects of Mesasal may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Mesasal. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Mesasal may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Mesasal, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Mesasal.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Mesasal, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Mesasal and the side effects associated with Mesasal are described in the following:
Common Mesasal Side Effects
- headache disorder
- abdominal pain with cramps
Less Frequent Mesasal Side Effects
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- peripheral edema
- general weakness
- back pain
Rare or Very Rare Mesasal Side Effects
- hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- acute pancreatitis
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- lupus-like syndrome
- interstitial nephritis
- gastrointestinal perforation
- pyoderma gangrenosum
- obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- hepatic failure
- aplastic anemia
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- pericardial effusion
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- erythema nodosum
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- eosinophilic pneumonia
- asthma exacerbation
- DRESS syndrome
- Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
- intracranial hypertension
- rectal bleeding
- cholestatic hepatitis
- acne vulgaris
- flu-like symptoms
- ocular pain
- chest pain
- abdominal distension
- facial edema
- peripheral neuropathy
- renal failure
- neck pain
- increased appetite
- acute confusion
- sore throat
- skin photosensitivity
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Mesasal when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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