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I was diagnosed with left sided colitis. Will I have to medication ( like mesalazine) lifelong?

I was diagnosed with left sided colitis. Will I have to medication ( like mesalazine) lifelong?

Depends on type: Life long medication depends on type of colitis, common non specific colitis or due to infections needs medication till it clears , how ever if it is ulcerative colitis will need , even in ulcerative colitis , the luck ones with prolonged remission will not need during that period. ...Read more

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Can mesalazine be the cause of raynaud's syndrome?

Can mesalazine be the cause of raynaud's syndrome?

Unlikely: Mesalamine is not a likely culprit though it is not impossible. Meds like beta blockers are more likely causes. Autoimmune diseases are more likely causes for raynaud's. ...Read more

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Could mesalazine be responsible for causing raynaud's syndrome?

Maybe not: Mesalazine (mesalamine, 5-asa) is the active ingredient of sulfasalazine. Mesalazine is for treating inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease) and does not contain sulfa (avoids the problems of sulfa allergy or sulfonamide side effects). There was a report of raynaud's occurring with sulfasalazine, but I have not seen raynaud's reported with mesalazine. ...Read more

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Can salofalk mesalazine cause hepatitis b?

Can salofalk mesalazine cause hepatitis b?

No: Hepatitis B is caused by a virus, usually contracted via sexually intercourse with an infected individual or via a contaminated needle when injecting drugs. The Salofalk suppository may cause a number of side effects, but cannot cause hepatitis B ...Read more

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How can I take mesalazine for ulcerative colitis?

How can I take mesalazine for ulcerative colitis?

Oral or rectal: You can take them as pills, which would deliver medication to the entire colon. Or you can take an enema preparation, which would deliver the medication to the left side of the colon. This would only be useful for treating disease limited to the left side of the bowel. ...Read more

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I had a pancolitis by using mesalazine (asa), a allergic reaction .Could it be that this is the cours of my colitis? I used many years ibroprofen?

I had a pancolitis by using mesalazine (asa), a allergic reaction .Could it be that this is the cours of my colitis? I used many years ibroprofen?

Unlikely: Mesalamine is used to treat a colitis that is already present, or to prevent colitis from recurring. Mesalamine can cause side effects, as do all other drugs. Rarely, some patients have increased intestinal symptoms when they take a Mesalamine compound. ...Read more

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How shud u go about fasting if your on meds (pentasa (mesalamine) mesalazine, sertraline and risperidone), can I still take all of these while not eating for 7 days?

How shud u go about fasting if your on meds (pentasa (mesalamine) mesalazine, sertraline and risperidone), can I still take all of these while not eating for 7 days?

No: Never a good idea not to eat especially for 7 days whether on meds or not. Evidence shows that the best way to lose weight is to decrease portion size and not skip meals. Also, never stop taking any prescribed meds without talking to the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more