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Mesalamine

Popular Brands: : Pentasa, Asacol, Mesalamine, Lialda, Apriso
Official FDA Reports90,803
Social Media Events5,194
Total Posts15,408
Avg. Review Score3.39/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Mesalamine
Manufacturers
  • Alaven Pharmaceutical Llc
  • Forest Laboratories Llc
  • Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Shire Development Inc
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  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Pentasa.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Mesalamine Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Mesalamine

Drug Ineffective

Didn't work at all


Source: Asacol

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Condition Aggravated

Worked for 1st flare in 1996


Source: Asacol

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Drug Ineffective

I just started about 2 weeks ago. IT IS NOT WORKING !!


Source: Asacol

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Musculoskeletal pain, Throat tightness, Oropharyngeal pain

Posted By JA in fdb.rxlist.com on May 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side effects: Musculoskeletal pain; sore throat; swelling of hands and feet.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Zero

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have tried many other treatments for the last two years but Canasa is the only thing that has stopped not only the bleeding but also the urgency. I use right before bed and have had no side effects...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Joint stiffness

Posted By ouch in fdb.rxlist.com on March 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

he suppository is difficult to get out of the stiff plastic wrapper. Would like to have an applicator instead of using finger to insert the suppository.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Sleep disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... of taking the medicine my arm started hurting so bad i can't even lift it to wash my hair..i toss and turn all night with the pain..Just going to stop taking the meds to see if the pain will ho away...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By seejacobsun in fdb.rxlist.com on February 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Pentasa helped me achieved remission. It was difficult to take though with the four pills in the morning and four at night.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By stew in fdb.rxlist.com on December 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I was hospitalized with a severe attack of ulcerative colitis. While there a doctor started me on Lialda: 1.2 mg X 4 daily. Since then I have been clear of colitis for 6 months. The only aftereffects...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Achey joints and hair loss After taking ASACOL for over a year and with the condition not really improving.... toilet 20 per day etc, think everyone knows the script here. Als...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None I've been on pentasa for 20 years. I couldn't go beyond the number 10 in the block. It's worked great for me.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By carries in fdb.rxlist.com on October 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Pentasa has been my go to drug, I started on Pentasa when it first came out, and is when I was first diagnosed. New GI drs would rather have me on something where the side effects are death, my crohns...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.