Mesacol (Mesalamine USP)
What is Mesacol (Mesalamine USP) used for?
Mesacol (Mesalamine USP) is prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis. It can help to reduce symptoms of this disease, such as diarrhea, pain in the stomach and rectal bleeding occurring as a result of inflammation of the colon. This medication is a type of aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drug which works by preventing the body from producing a chemical which may cause inflammation, damage to tissue or diarrhea. It may also be used to treat Crohn's disease.
How should I use Mesacol (Mesalamine USP)?
Mesacol (Mesalamine USP) tablets should be taken orally, and you may take them with or without food. Your physician may tell you to take it 3 times per day. However, the dosage may vary for each patient depending on the condition being treated. You should only take the amount that your physician has prescribed.
What are the side effects of Mesacol (Mesalamine USP)?
Mesacol (Mesalamine USP) may cause:
If any side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice more serious side effects, you should immediately consult your physician and inform him or her.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Mesacol (Mesalamine USP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.