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What are mesalamine suppositories used for?

What are mesalamine suppositories used for?

Proctitis: Which is an inflammation of the rectum seen in Ulcerative proctitis or crohn's proctitis or non specific proctitis/radiation proctitis. Sometimes they are used off label for internal hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What are pentasa (mesalamine) and imuan used for?

What are pentasa (mesalamine) and imuan used for?

IBD: Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease. Pentasa (mesalamine) is a type of antiiflammatory agent and Imuran is an immunomodulator. ...Read more

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Child ate pentasa (mesalamine) what should I do?

Child eating somethi: Always call poison control to clarify the item ingested. The poison control number is usually an 800 no. And can be found in the front of your phone book, or any emergency room would have it and you could post it on your fridge or put it somewhere quickly accessible. My 10 mo old once put a handful of dishwasher soap in his mouth (not tasty!) but i called just to be sure. ...Read more

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Hi, My sister has ulcerative colitis and she is on asacol (mesalamine) what is the effect of the asacol (mesalamine)? and can it prevent the relapse of the disease?

Hi, My sister has ulcerative colitis and she is on asacol (mesalamine) what is the effect of the asacol (mesalamine)? and can it prevent the relapse of the disease?

No one knows: how this drug does its work but its related to certain sulfa based drugs (antibiotics) which were empirically fund to be beneficial! Yes it does prevent relapses in a certain percentage of cases! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Suffer from rectal ulcer with sessile polyp, I have continuos bloody mucous bleeding with constipation, am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

Suffer from rectal ulcer with sessile polyp, I have continuos bloody mucous bleeding with constipation, am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

Rectal Ulcer: You are on Mesalamine for uc? Of course, the bleeding and mucus is likely associated with active ulcerative colitis. A large sessile polyp, if it is a true polyp and not a uc pseudo polyp, can secrete mucus itself. It sounds to me that your ulcerative colitis is still not under control. Having said that, the rectal ulcer is likely associated also with your active disease. Get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Does mesalamine work for Crohn's disease of the ileum?

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Does mesalamine work for Crohn's disease of the ileum?

Sometimes: For mild to moderate Crohn's of the ileum and large intestine, salicylates such as mesalamine have been shown to reduce symptoms in as many as 50% of people. Not a perfect treatment, but better than placebo. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

Are dura decabolin cycles more risky while taking mesalamine for crohns?

Weight risks: Any steroids either parenteral or oral has its risks/side effects especially in the long run. Affects a lot of organ systems. So your md who is taking care of you will brief you more of it. And remember, your condition is an auto-immune condition. What steroids and other meds being used or available is just a palliative measure - quiet down or blocks the inflammatory reaction of these condition. ...Read more

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Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?

Is Entyvio meant to be an alternative to oral mesalamines like Lialda? Why consider it? Is the risk profile better?

Entyvio Vs. Mesalamine : Entyvio and mesalamine are different types of medications. They can be used separately or together. The goal of Biologics such as Entyvio is to induce remission, while mesalamine derivatives reduce inflammation but do not induce remission. They have different side effect profiles, and either can be a valid approach in various patient circumstances. Talk to your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much time am I suppost to hold in a mesalamine enema?

How much time am I suppost to hold in a mesalamine enema?

Ideally you should: be able to hold it in through the night time sleep cycle. This may take several days before you can accomplish this. The longer you hold the more effective the treatment. Let your prescribing doctopr know if after a week you are still not able to go thru the night holding the enema ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pentasa (mesalamine) overdose?

Unusual: There is no reported clinical experience with PENTASA overdosage. PENTASA is an aminosalicylate, and symptoms of salicylate toxicity may be possible, such as: tinnitus, vertigo, headache, confusion, drowsiness, sweating, hyperventilation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Ref: http://www.rxlist.com/pentasa-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm ...Read more

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What is the difference between asacol (mesalamine) ec and asacol (mesalamine) hd dr?

Asacol (mesalamine): Regular Asacol (mesalamine) is 400 mgs in strtength.Asacol (mesalamine) hd is double strength it has 800 mgs. ...Read more

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What are the possible consequences of taking 4, 000 mg of pentasa (mesalamine) everyday?

Usually helps: 4000 mg is the usual dose of Pentasa. The active ingredients in Pentasa is mesalamine. It is usually well-tolerated, and very often helps with inflammatory bowel conditions in the bowel. Lists of the rare possible side effects are easily found online. The important thing is to be sure that your IBD is not worsening after starting the medication. If it is, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I had 30mg prednisolone for 5 days + 3x300mg mesalamine last month. I've woken up all night every day since i came off the pred. Why could this be?

I had 30mg prednisolone for 5 days + 3x300mg mesalamine last month. I've woken up all night every day since i came off the pred. Why could this be?

Withdrawal medicine: Using Prednisone for 5 days in a large dose when withdrawn can result in symptoms of withdrawal hence if u wait these symptoms should go away. ...Read more

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Will pepto interfere with asacol (mesalamine)?

Unlikely: Pepto and Asacol (mesalamine) , if taken together, should not cause any issues . You shouldn't need both together though ...Read more

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Does mesalamine cause stools to be black in color?

Does mesalamine cause stools to be black in color?

No: Mesalamine should not turn stool black. Black stool can be a sign of internal bleeding or a side-effect of consuming iron supplements or bismuth. ...Read more

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Does asacol (mesalamine) become toxic past its expiration date?

Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more