Mesacol Suppository

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Introduction

Mesacol Suppository is an anti-inflammatory medicine used to treat a type of bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. It is used in condition when the lining tissue of the inner rectum becomes inflamed (proctitis).

Mesacol Suppository helps to reduce symptoms such as diarrhea, bleeding and stomach pain by reducing inflammation in the bowel. It is taken by the back passage (rectal route) and should not be taken orally. It must be given under the supervision of a doctor or healthcare professional only. You must have to stay in a lying position for at least 15 minutes after the insertion of suppositories. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but take it exactly as your doctor prescribes. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rectal discomfort, rash, itching, and fever. If these symptoms bother you, do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems or a blockage in your stomach. Your age may also be a factor in deciding whether this medicine is suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. You may be asked for kidney and liver function tests before and after the treatment.

Uses of Mesacol Suppository

Benefits of Mesacol Suppository

In Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the large intestine (colon) and rectum in which the lining of the bowel becomes red and swollen. This can lead to bleeding, frequent diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Mesacol Suppository can relieve these symptoms and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back. It is taken by the back passage (rectal route) and should not be taken orally. You need to use this medicine regularly to get the most out of it and you should drink plenty of fluids to make sure you stay hydrated.

In Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the intestines. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and pain in your abdomen. Mesacol Suppository helps reduce the inflammation, relieve the symptoms, and prevent them from coming back (keep you in remission).

Side effects of Mesacol Suppository

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Mesacol

  • Rectal discomfort
  • Itching
  • Fever

How to use Mesacol Suppository

Remove the wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Keep lying down for about 15 minutes after insertion so that the suppository does not come out before it melts.

How Mesacol Suppository works

Mesacol Suppository is an aminosalicylate. It works directly on the site of inflammation (swelling) in the lower parts of large intestine (colon and rectum) to provide rapid relief from attacks of ulcerative colitis. It suppresses the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause intestinal inflammation, thereby reducing ulceration, bleeding and painful symptoms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mesacol Suppository may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mesacol Suppository is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
If you are taking Mesacol Suppository, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
CAUTION
Mesacol Suppository should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mesacol Suppository may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mesacol Suppository is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Mesacol Suppository should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mesacol Suppository may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Mesacol Suppository?

If you miss a dose of Mesacol Suppository, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Mesacol Suppository
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Meslataj Suppository
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Mesacol Suppository for treating and lowering the symptoms of mild inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis.
  • It is for administration into the back passage (rectum). It must not be taken by mouth.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions before you start treatment with this medicine and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you have severely decreased kidney or liver function.
  • Do not take Mesacol Suppository if you are allergic to aspirin or if you have blood disorders.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminosalicylic Acids Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mesacol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Hi, I was diagnosed for Ulcerative Colitis in 2009. I was administered with Mesacol , I was back to normal. In past 1 month , after having food lunch or dinner I feel uneasy such as indigestion, having to force for motions next day. Sometimes Iam unable to pass motions. I feel tired also. Pls suggest.
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Surgical Gastroenterology
Ulcerative colitis is a lifong disease q with remission and exacerbation . U should b under constant follow up of ur gastroenterologist
How long Tab Mesacol 400mg can be taken. I am consumed last 7 months.two time in aday
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. You may need to consume it for at least 1 year if taking for ulcertaive colitis. A lot people need to take it for life long.
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FAQs

Q. My symptoms have improved can I stop taking Mesacol Suppository?

Continue to take Mesacol Suppository as advised by the doctor, even if you feel better at the beginning of your treatment. Do not stop taking Mesacol Suppository without consulting your doctor.

Q. I am suffering from ulcerative colitis (UC) and piles can I use Mesacol Suppository?

Mesacol Suppository is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, however, you should not start taking the medicine on your own. Consult a doctor who will prescribe you the right dose and duration of treatment and will address any related or other concerns that you have.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Mesacol Suppository?

You should avoid alcohol if you have ulcerative colitis, as alcohol will irritate your stomach and intestine which will worsen your condition. Although alcohol does not interfere with the working of Mesacol Suppository, you should consult your doctor before taking alcohol.

Q. Does Mesacol Suppository cause joint pain?

Yes, Mesacol Suppository may cause joint pain. If the pain continues and bothers you inform your doctor.

Q. When is the best time to use Mesacol Suppository?

Take Mesacol Suppository exactly as directed by your doctor. If you are using Mesacol Suppository suppositories you should insert it rectally, once daily at bedtime.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2022

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