Mesalazine is a medication that is part of the group aminosalicylic acids.

Asacol, Pentasa, Rowasa, Lialda are other names of this medication

Is an anti-inflammatory drug

Uses:

Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s Disease

Method of Action:

  • Acts directly on the intestines
  • Is the active ingredient in Sulfasalazine when metabolized

Side Effects

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Headache
  • others

Blood work to check liver and kidney should be done regularly

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