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Composition FOR MESACOL

Mesalazine(800mg)

food interaction for MESACOL

alcohol interaction for MESACOL

pregnancy interaction for MESACOL

lactation interaction for MESACOL

medicine interaction for MESACOL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Mesacol 800mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Mesacol 800mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR MESACOL

    Mesalazine(800mg)

    Uses

    Mesacol 800mg tablet is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease

    How it works

    Mesacol 800mg tablet blocks the release of chemical messengers that cause inflammation of the lining of the intestines.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR MESACOL 800MG TABLET

    Patients taking MESACOL 800MG TABLET

    • 55%
      Thrice A Day
    • 28%
      Twice A Day
    • 11%
      Once A Day
    • 4%
      Alternate Day
    • 2%
      Four Times A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR MESACOL

    3 Substitutes
    3 Substitutes
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    • MESLO 800 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Zydus Cadila
      Rs. 12.05/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 120.50
      save 13% more per tablet
    • WALASA 800 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 12.57/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 125.73
      save 9% more per tablet
    • COOLGUT 800MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 14/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 140
      pay 2% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR MESACOL

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR MESACOL

    Mesalazine

    Q.

    Is mesalazine a steroid, NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood-thinner or sulfa drug?
    Mesalazine is not a steroid, NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood-thinner or sulfa drug. It is an anti-inflammatory drug

    Q.

    Can I take mesalazine forever?
    No. Mesalazine should only be taken for the duration prescribed by your doctor

    Q.

    Is mesalazine safe?
    Yes. Mesalazine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

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    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

    Q.

    Does mesalazine cause bleeding, weight gain, hair loss, immune suppression or liver problems?
    Mesalazine may cause liver problems, immune suppression, hair loss, or bleeding. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

    Q.

    Does mesalazine affect fertility or sperm count?
    There is no evidence of mesalazine affecting fertility, but it may very rarely and reversibly reduce sperm count. If you experience any such problems, please consult your doctor.

    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MESACOL 800MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    81%
    Moderately effective
    13%
    Can't say
    6%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    Yes
    79%
    No
    21%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)