Mesacol 400 mg
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Offer|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.65||US$ 19.53||
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.65||US$ 39.07||
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.65||US$ 58.60||
|US Brand Name||Asacol|
Mesacol 400 mg delayed-release tablets are indicated for treating mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis in patients five years and older. Mesalamine is the primary active ingredient present in the medicine. It belongs to a class of aminosalicylic acid medication, which is an anti-inflammatory agent.
Ulcerative colitis- A disease of the colon and rectum in which the lining of the bowel becomes red and swollen. Symptoms appear as frequent diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain. Mesalamine tablets act locally in the colon to reduce inflammation and prevent further ulcerative colitis episodes.
Crohn's ileocolitis- A disease that affects the small bowel and colon in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed. This may lead to the development of ulcers and narrowing in the bowel. Mesacol acts on the bowel and small colon to control the progression and prevent further episodes of Crohn's ileocolitis.
Be sure to take Mesacol 400 mg tablets exactly as your doctor prescribes. You should check with your doctor if you have any doubts about the medicine's usage. Swallow the tablet with water with a glass full of water. D knot chew, crush or break the tablet. While taking the anti-inflammatory agent, ensure you drink adequate fluids to remain well hydrated, especially after severe or prolonged episodes of diarrhoea, vomiting, high fever, or heavy swelling.
- To treat ulcerative colitis:
The usual dose is six tablets each day divided throughout the day.
- To prevent further episodes of ulcerative colitis:
Three and six tablets once daily or divided throughout the day.
- To prevent further episodes of Crohn's ileocolitis:
Between three and six tablets are divided throughout the day.
Do not consume more than six tablets a day. Mesacol tablets are not recommended for use in children.
Do not take Mesacol 400 mg if allergic to Mesalamine, aspirin, or other salicylate medicine.
— Mesalamine tablets should not be given to children under two years of age.
— Avoid using taking medicine if you have ever developed a severe skin rash or skin peeling, blistering, or mouth sores after using Mesalamine.
— Mesacol should be used cautiously in confirmed mild to moderate kidney disease patients.
— The medicine should not be used with caution in the elderly.
— If you are suffering from a renal problem, consult your doctor before consuming Mesacol, as it can hurt the heart and liver.
— If a patient has to undergo surgery, one has to make sure to inform the doctor beforehand. Anaesthesia can lead to low blood pressure if the patient is taking this drug
— Please consult your physician before taking the Mesacol drug along with other medications. This can cause fatal complications.
— Avoid drinking alcohol while using Mesacol. Alcohol can interfere with the working of this drug
Common side effects of Mesacol 400 mg are diarrhoea, nausea, headache, and abdominal pain. Allergic reactions can occur; tell your doctor if you get a rash, shortness of breath, chest pain, or rapid heartbeat. These effects usually resolve when you stop taking medicine. Contact your doctor if they persist for a longer duration or become troublesome.