|| MESACOL 400
|| MESALAMINE USP
|| Sun Pharmaceutical Ind.
What is MESACOL 400?
Mesacol containing the active ingredient mesalamine belongs to a type of medication called aminosalicylates. The medication works by reducing the amounts of certain natural substances that cause inflammation from being produced. It can be used in the prevention and treatment of various symptoms of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis such as stomach pain, diarrhea and rectal bleeding. Some people may also use the tablets to treat Crohnís disease, a condition that causes inflammation of any part of the gastro-intestinal system.
How is MESACOL 400 used?
Mesacol is usually taken orally 3 to 4 times per day or as directed by a doctor. To prevent an upset stomach, take the tablets with some food and a full glass of water or a glass of milk. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed, chewed or broken prior to consumption to prevent too much of the medication from being released at once.
Patients using Mesacol may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Excessive gas
- Stomach pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Muscle or joint pain
- Chest pain
- Bloody urine
- Change in the amount of urine
- Bloody or coffee ground like vomit
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
MESACOL 400 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.