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What is Mesalazine

Mesalazine also referred to as mesalamine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) and available under the trademark Mesalazine, is an aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory substance abuse to treat inflammatory digestive tract condition, consisting of ulcerative colitis, or irritated anus or rectum, as well as to preserve remission in Crohn's disease. Mesalamine belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. This drug functions by reducing swelling in the colon. You must take the tablets with a full glass of water. Take Asacol (Mesalazine) HD on an empty stomach, at the very least 1 hour prior to or 2 hours after a meal. Asacol (Mesalazine) delayed-release 400mg tablets could be taken with or with no food. You should follow your medical professional's instructions or the instructions on your medicine label.Do not crush, break, or chew a delayed-release pill. Swallow the tablet whole. Get urgent clinical help in case you experience any one of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; tumefaction of your throat, lips, face, or tongue. Stop taking mesalamine and contact your doctor promptly if you experience a serious negative effects like: extreme tummy pain, cramping, high temperature, frustration, and also bloody looseness of the bowels. Less serious side results could consist of: moderate nausea, retching, stomach pains, diarrhea, gas; high temperature, aching throat, or other influenza signs;

Buying Mesalazine

Everybody can painlessly order Asacol (Mesalazine) on-line by utilizing our on-line healthcare solution. But at the same time you ought to take your health with a great care. When you decide to purchase Asacol to deal with the necessary conditions, consult your doctor first. Self-medication can be the factor of serious bad effects.

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Uses

Generic Asacol is used to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. Generic Asacol is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring.

Mesalazine is a bowel-specific aminosalicylate drug that acts locally in the gut and has its predominant actions there, thereby having few systemic side effects. As a derivative of salicylic acid, mesalazine is also thought to be an antioxidant that traps free radicals, which are potentially damaging byproducts of metabolism.

How to take

Contact your doctor for the precise instructions that apply to you. Dosage of this medication may change during treatment depending on the severity of your condition and the progression of your illness.

Take Generic Asacol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take Generic Asacol with a full glass of water.

Generic Asacol can usually be taken with or without food. Follow your doctor's instructions. Do not crush, break, or chew a Generic Asacol tablet. Swallow the tablet whole.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Asacol: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking Generic Asacol and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe stomach pain, cramping, fever, headache, and bloody diarrhea.

Less serious Generic Asacol side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, gas;
  • fever, sore throat, or other flu symptoms;
  • constipation;
  • headache or dizziness;
  • tired feeling; or
  • skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Precautions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using Generic Asacol.

Drug interactions

Before taking Generic Asacol, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • azathioprine (Imuran) or mercaptopurine (Purinethol);
  • pentamidine (Nebupent, Pentam);
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet);
  • antibiotics such as capreomycin (Capastat), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled);
  • antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax), adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir);
  • cancer medicine such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid);
  • aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin, nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Generic Asacol.

Missed dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Storage

Store Generic Asacol at room temperature away from moisture and heat.