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mesalamine Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is mesalamine available in?

What dosages is mesalamine available in?

mesalamine is available as a 1.2 mg extended-release oral tablet.

What is mesalamine used for?

What is mesalamine used for?

mesalamine is an aminosalicylate that is used to treat ulcerative colitis (UC) in adults.

How does mesalamine work?

How does mesalamine work?

mesalamine is an aminosalicylate. It’s unclear how mesalamine exactly works. But it appears to work inside the bowels (gut) to lower gut inflammation, which helps relieve symptoms of UC.

How do I take mesalamine?

How do I take mesalamine?

APRISO is typically taken by mouth as two to four 1.2g tablets once daily with meal for a total daily dose of 2.4g or 4.8g. Treatment duration in controlled clinical trials was up to 8 weeks.

Is it safe for me to take mesalamine?

Is it safe for me to take mesalamine?

mesalamine is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you You should not take this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to salicylates, aminosalicylates, or any component of its formulation.

mesalamine Common Side Effects

mesalamine Common Side Effects

Common side effects of mesalamine include:

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
mesalamine Serious Side Effects

mesalamine Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with mesalamine. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Worsening UC symptoms
  • Kidney problems (including kidney stones): trouble urinating, change in how much you urinate, blood in the urine, back or side pain, fever, chills
  • Liver problems: yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, stomach pain, tiredness
  • Allergic reaction: rash; hives; itchy skin; difficulty breathing; swelling of face, mouth, tongue, or throat
  • Severe skin reaction: hives, discolored patches of skin, peeling skin, blisters; with or without fever or body aches
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on mesalamine

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on mesalamine

The following medications may interact with mesalamine:

  • NSAIDs – Increased risk of nephrotoxicity is possible
  • Azathioprine or 6-Mercaptopurine – Increased risk of blood disorders
Who makes mesalamine?

Who makes mesalamine?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is mesalamine safe in pregnancy?

Is mesalamine safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if mesalamine will harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while receiving mesalamine, talk to your healthcare provider.


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