MESACOL (Mesalamine) is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease and other types of inflammatory bowel disease. It belongs to a group of medicines called aminosalicylates. These help to reduce redness and swelling (inflammation) and can help with healing.
- Treat ulcerative colitis.
- Crohn's disease.
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
GUARANTEE & EXPIRY DAY
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The active component in this medicine is known as an aminosalicylate and is derived from salicylic acid. When taken, it can help to lessen intestinal inflammation due to inhibition of lipoxygenase enzymes. This in turn leads to a reduced amount of inflammatory leukotrienes being produced. As a result of this, relief from the symptoms commonly associated with ulcerative colitis, including pain in the abdomen, bloody diarrhoea and intestinal ulceration may occur.
PACKAGE & DOSAGE
The medicine comes in the form of tablets.
Active ingredient: Mesalamine 400, 800, 1200 mg or Suppositories 1000 mg.
Your dose will depend on why you need it and on the type and brand of mesalazine that your doctor has prescribed for you. It also depends on whether you are taking it for a short or long time. For children, the dose may be lower, and it is calculated according to their weight.
You will either take the tablets or granules once a day, or as 2 or 3 smaller doses throughout the day. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water or juice. Do not break, chew or crush them. This is because some tablets have a special coating to delay when they start to work, or to protect the medicine from the acids in your stomach.
The medicine must be stored at room temperature. Keep away from children and pet animals.
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