Pentasa Rectal Foam(Mesalamine)
Marketed as Salofalk Rectal Foam in United Kingdom
Please Note: Mesalamine is also known as Mesalazine, 5-Aminosalicyclic Acid, or 5-ASA.
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Pentasa Rectal Foam Drug Information
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Pentasa Rectal Foam Overview
Mesalamine (also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid) is used to treat certain types of bowel disease (distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis, proctitis). It does not cure these conditions, but it may relieve mild-to-moderate pain and decrease the frequency of diarrhea/bloody stools caused by irritation/swelling in the colon/rectum. Mesalamine is an aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drug. It is believed to work by blocking the production of certain natural chemicals that may cause pain and swelling.
How to Use Pentasa Rectal Foam
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using mesalamine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Use Pentasa Rectal Foam rectally once daily at bedtime, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage of Pentasa Rectal Foam is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Drink plenty of fluids during treatment with Pentasa Rectal Foam unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will help prevent kidney stones. Visually inspect the contents of the bottle before use. The contents should be off-white to tan in color. A slight darkening of the medication is expected, but any enemas that turn dark brown should be discarded. Pentasa Rectal Foam works best if you have a bowel movement before using it. Shake the bottle well. Holding the bottle at the neck, remove the cover from the applicator tip. Lie on your left side with your right knee bent. Insert the tip of the bottle into the rectum, pointing toward the navel. Gently and steadily squeeze out the entire contents of the bottle. Remove the bottle. Remain in position for 30 minutes. Throw away the empty bottle. Try to keep the medication in the rectum for 8 hours. Pentasa Rectal Foam may stain surfaces that it touches (such as clothing, floor, and counter surfaces). Use Pentasa Rectal Foam regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
Pentasa Rectal Foam Precautions
Before using 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. Pentasa Rectal Foam may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Pentasa Rectal Foam, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,asthma, kidney problems, liver disease, pancreas problems (pancreatitis), inflammation of the sac around the heart (pericarditis). Pentasa Rectal Foam may make you more sensitive to the sun, especially if you have skin problems (such as atopic dermatitis, eczema). Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Pentasa Rectal Foam is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers younger than 18 years should not take aspirin or aspirin-related medications (such as salicylates) if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or if they have just been given a live virus vaccine (such as varicella vaccine), without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. During pregnancy, Pentasa Rectal Foam should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Pentasa Rectal Foam passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.
Pentasa Rectal Foam Misdose
If you miss a dose of Pentasa Rectal Foam, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Pentasa Rectal Foam Interactions
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. Pentasa Rectal Foam 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 Pentasa Rectal Foam.
Pentasa Rectal Foam Side Effects
Rectal pain, pain while inserting the bottle tip, gas, and joint/leg pain may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that Pentasa Rectal Foam has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Pentasa Rectal Foam do not have serious side effects. Rarely, Pentasa Rectal Foam may make symptoms of your condition worse rather than better (acute intolerance syndrome or sensitivity reaction).worsening stomach pain/cramping, worsening bloody diarrhea, severe/prolonged headache. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,chest pain, shortness of breath, severe stomach/abdominal pain (especially if spreading to the back), yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine, blood in the urine). A very serious allergic reaction to Pentasa Rectal Foam is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. 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 doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Pentasa Rectal Foam Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Once the foil-wrapped unit of bottles is opened, use all enemas promptly as directed by your physician. 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 Pentasa Rectal Foam when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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