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Brand Names: U.S.: AprisoT;Asacol?;Asacol? HD;Canasa?;Lialda?;Pentasa?;Rowasa?;sfRowasaT
Brand Names: Canada: 5-ASA;Asacol?;Asacol? 800;Mesasal?;Mezavant?;Novo-5 ASA;Novo-5 ASA-ECT;Pentasa?;Salofalk?;Salofalk? 5-ASA


It is used to treat mild to moderate disease at the far end of the colon.
It is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
Mesalamine lowers irritation and swelling.


How to take
Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better.
Mezavant? and Lialda?: Take with a meal.
Take with a full glass of water.
Swallow tablet or capsule whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
Use suppository or suspension rectally.
Shake suspension well before use.
Keep suspension in your rectum as long as you can.
Take foil off the rectal suppository and put in, pointed end first. Do not handle too much. Keep in your rectum for at least 3 hours.
You could be on both a tablet or capsule and a rectal product at the same time.

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