(Mesalazine)

 

General English name: Mesalazine

Brands: Asacol, Ipocol, Mezavant, Octasa, Pentasa, Salofalk

Application: ulcerative colitis (ulcerative) and Crohn's colitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesalazine drug information

Contraindications to mesalazine

Drug interaction of mesalazine

Tips to consider before taking mesalazine

Possible side effects of mesalazine

How to store mesalazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesalazine drug information

Medication Information: Ulcerative colitis is caused by inflammation that leads to complications such as bleeding and ulcers. This condition can cause symptoms such as pain and diarrhea. Crohn's disease can cause inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract; When the inflammation is in the junction of the small and large intestines, it becomes known as the coronary ileum. Aminosalicylates are a group of drugs used to treat inflammation of the intestines. Mesalazine is one of the most widely used amino salicylates.

Although it is not clear exactly how mesalazine works, mesalazine appears to affect the production of chemicals in the cells lining the gut. These chemicals are the factors that cause the symptoms of the disease. Mesalazine allows the damaged intestine to heal and prevents the recurrence of symptoms.

There are several brands of mesalazine available. The synthesis of these brands is different and each brand may affect a specific area of ​​the gastrointestinal tract. Each brand is prescribed according to the patient's needs.

 

Contraindications to mesalazine

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the mesalazine drug and do not take it if the expired drug has expired.
  • Never give mesalazine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take mesalazine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug interaction of mesalazine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking mesalazine

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking mesalazine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or kidney disease.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to certain medications.

 

Possible side effects of mesalazine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Indigestion, feeling sick, abdominal pain: Eat simple foods. Avoid high-fat and spicy foods.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.

Headache, pain and muscle cramps: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.

Important Note: Rarely mesalazine may cause blood disorders. Tell your doctor if you notice any bleeding, bruising or discoloration of the skin, sore throat and fever.

Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to mesalazine.

 

How to store mesalazine

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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