Mesalamine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Mesalamine?

(me SAL a meen)

• This medicine is used to treat mild to moderate disease at the far end of the colon.

• This medicine is used to treat ulcerative colitis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have PKU, talk with healthcare provider. Some products do contain phenylalanine.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have an inflamed pancreas, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have an inflamed sac around the heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have ulcer disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• The rectal medicine can stain fabric, flooring, painted surfaces, marble, granite, vinyl, and enamel.

• Do not take Apriso™ with antacids.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with...

 
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