Mesacol 500mg Suppository

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Composition for Mesacol 500mg Suppository

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5 suppositories in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Mesacol Suppository


Uses of Mesacol Suppository

Mesacol 500mg Suppository is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Side effects of Mesacol Suppository


Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain.


How to use Mesacol Suppository

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash and dry the area. Lie down and gently insert the suppository into the area with or without the use of an applicator as mentioned in the label. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this medicine at home. It is better to take Mesacol 500mg Suppository with food.

How Mesacol Suppository works

Mesacol 500mg suppository blocks the release of chemical messengers that cause inflammation of the lining of the intestines.

In Depth Information on Mesacol Suppository

Expert advice for Mesacol Suppository

  • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to mesalazine, to any other content in the medicine, aspirin and other salicylate drugs.
  • Do not take mesalazine if you have severe kidney or liver problems, blood disorders or uncontrolled bleeding.
  • Do not take mesalazine if you have stomach or bowel ulcers or a history of bleeding ulcers, glucose-galactose mala absorption, Lapp-lactase deficiency or galactose intolerance.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with liver, kidney or lung disease (asthma).
  • Avoid taking mesalazine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Special precautions for Mesacol 500mg Suppository
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Mesacol 500mg Suppository may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Mesacol 500mg Suppository is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

If you are taking Mesacol 500mg Suppository, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Mesacol 500mg Suppository does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Mesacol 500mg Suppository should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mesacol 500mg Suppository may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Mesacol 500mg Suppository is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Mesacol 500mg Suppository should be used with caution in pat
ients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mesacol 500mg Suppository may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Captomer 50mg Tablet, Autorin 50mg Tablet, Azoprine 50mg Tablet, Thiopress 50mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Mesalazine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Mesacol 500mg Suppository

Frequently asked questions for Mesalazine

Mesacol is not a steroid, NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood-thinner or sulfa drug. It is an anti-inflammatory drug
No. Mesacol should only be taken for the duration prescribed by your doctor
Yes. Mesacol is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Can I take Asacol with Advil, Nyquil, tylenol, aspirin, Gaviscon, Imodium?
Asacol (mesalazine) can be taken with Nyquil, Tylenol (paracetamol), Gaviscon (sodium alginate) and Imodium (loperamide) only if prescribed by your doctor. It should not be taken with Advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin
Mesacol may cause liver problems, immune suppression, hair loss, or bleeding. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
There is no evidence of Mesacol affecting fertility, but it may very rarely and reversibly reduce sperm count. If you experience any such problems, please consult your doctor.

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