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Ingredients: Mesalamine
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Mesalazine (INN, BAN), also known as mesalamine (USAN) or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis. Sandborn WJ, Feagan BG, Lichtenstein GR (October 2007). "Medical management of mild to moderate Crohn's disease: evidence-based treatment algorithms for induction and maintenance of remission". Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 26 (7): 987–1003. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2007.03455.x. PMID 17877506. Retrieved 2009-12-20. </ref> Mesalazine is a bowel-specific aminosalicylate drug that acts locally in the gut and has its predominant actions there, thereby having few systemic side effects.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 2, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: none the best thing that works for flares.....when the uc flares, I use one nightly until the flare goes away. Then I taper off.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugratingz.com on May 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

This is by far the best one of UC. A previous poster said to do a TWE (plain enema) first. I agree 1,000%. This is the key to keeping it in overnight. Make sure you fully release the first enema befor...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None Rowasa helped pulled me out of several flares. I use it nightly for flares and taper down to once a week for maintenance to help prevent flare-ups. As long as I start bac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Dependence, Diarrhoea, Muscle spasms

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 21, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Not really any side effects. Cramping and urgency to go when first put in. Gas and diarrhea the next morning. My new doctor also said that you become somewhat dependent on it, so he ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling jittery

Posted By Anonymous in drugratingz.com on March 18, 2008 @ 12:00 am

... it is a hassle to administer, it really is quite simple if you just use it before you go to bed. It helps to do a TWE first. The only real side effect is the little bit of jittery feeling that you may...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Proctitis, Swelling, Menstrual discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on March 10, 2008 @ 12:00 am

... darkened? I find that amusing! I find it hard to give to myself as I have a bad back and getting into any or the recommended positions while trying to squeeze out the contents, hurts my back. I get...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Proctitis, Swelling, Menstrual discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on March 10, 2008 @ 12:00 am

... darkened? I find that amusing! I find it hard to give to myself as I have a bad back and getting into any or the recommended positions while trying to squeeze out the contents, hurts my back. I get v...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 8, 2006 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on March 12, 2006 @ 12:00 am

Hated them I tried the suppositories for about 6 months and found that they are inconvenient (especially in the mornings), they want to come out once they melt, and they didn't help one bit. Liquid o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 28, 2005 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Romance killer Intermittent Use -- Worked fine at initial diagnosis and have tapered off on its usuage with remission. If necessary, I will use it for a 1x-daily for three to...


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