Pentasa Suppositoryand/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.
No generic is available for Pentasa 1g.
- Manufactured by Ferring Inc.
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Pentasa 1g.
Please Note: Mesalamine is also known as Mesalazine, 5-Aminosalicyclic Acid, or 5-ASA.
Pentasa Suppository Drug Information
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Pentasa Drug Information
Pentasa Suppository Overview
Mesalamine (also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid) is used to treat ulcerative proctitis, a type of bowel disease. It does not cure ulcerative proctitis, but it may decrease the number of stools, the amount of mucus/blood in the stools, and the rectal bleeding caused by irritation/swelling of 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 Suppository
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 Suppository rectally. If you are using the 1000-milligram strength, insert rectally, usually once daily at bedtime. If you are using a lower strength, then your doctor may direct you to use Pentasa Suppository 1 to 3 times daily. Follow your doctor's directions carefully. Dosage of Pentasa Suppository is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and the strength of your prescription. Pentasa Suppository works best if you have a bowel movement before using it. Wash your hands before and after using the medication. Unwrap the suppository right before using. Try to handle it as little as possible because heat from your fingers may cause it to melt. Lie down on your left side with right knee bent. Gently insert the suppository, pointed end first, into the rectum with your finger. Use a small amount of lubricating gel on the tip of the suppository if desired. Remain lying down for a few minutes. Try to avoid having a bowel movement for 1 to 3 hours, keeping the suppository in place so the medicine can work. Pentasa Suppository may stain surfaces that it touches (such as clothing, floor, and counter surfaces). Use Pentasa Suppository regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Pentasa Suppository Precautions
Before using Pentasa Suppository, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other medications that are broken down into mesalamine (such as balsalazide, sulfasalazine, olsalazine); or to other salicylates (such as aspirin); or if you have any other allergies. Pentasa Suppository may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Pentasa Suppository, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,kidney problems, liver disease, pancreas problems (pancreatitis), inflammation of the sac around the heart (pericarditis), skin problems (such as atopic dermatitis, eczema). Pentasa Suppository 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 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 Suppository should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Pentasa Suppository 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 Suppository Misdose
If you miss a dose of Pentasa Suppository, 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 Suppository 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 Suppository 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 Suppository.
Pentasa Suppository Side Effects
What are Pentasa Suppository 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 Pentasa Suppository 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 Pentasa Suppository as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Pentasa Suppository
The side effects of Pentasa Suppository may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Pentasa Suppository. 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 Pentasa Suppository 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 Pentasa Suppository, 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 Pentasa Suppository.
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 Pentasa Suppository, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Pentasa Suppository and the side effects associated with Pentasa Suppository are described in the following:
Common Pentasa Suppository Side Effects
- acne vulgaris
- skin rash
- headache disorder
Less Frequent Pentasa Suppository Side Effects
- flu-like symptoms
- rectal pain
Rare or Very Rare Pentasa Suppository Side Effects
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- rectal irritation
- acute pancreatitis
- drug fever
- severe headache disorder
- bloody diarrhea
- abdominal pain with cramps
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- pyoderma gangrenosum
- hepatic failure
- lupus-like syndrome
- obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- hepatic necrosis
- aplastic anemia
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- erythema nodosum
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- intracranial hypertension
- nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
- female infertility
- pruritus ani
- back pain
- limb pain
- periorbital edema
- Discolored Feces
- peripheral neuropathy
- pruritus of skin
Pentasa Suppository Storage
Store refrigerated or at room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep away from light, heat, 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 Pentasa Suppository when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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