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Mesacol Suppository


Overview

Introduction of Mesacol Suppository

Mesacol Suppository is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis thereby helps to heal long-standing inflammation and ulcers occurring in different parts of digestive tract.

Mesacol Suppository also prevents future episodes of the disease as it works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers that causes swelling in the intestine.

It is for administration into the back passage (rectum) and must not be taken by mouth. It is given under the supervision of healthcare professional only. Take this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Before taking this medicine it is better to inform doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease as dose of your medicine needs to be adjusted. You should avoid this medicine along with an antacid as it may worsen your swelling. Be cautious as this medicine is not given in persons with bleeding disorders and your doctor may also advice regular monitoring of liver and kidney function while you are taking this medicine. Remember you should not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

This medicine may cause side effects like rectal discomfort and fever.

Uses of Mesacol Suppository

Mesacol Suppository side effects

Common
  • Rectal discomfort
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Colitis

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.

Mesacol Suppository related warnings

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.
Lactation
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 miss a dose of 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Mesacol Suppository for treating and lowering the symptoms of mild inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis.
  • Use it once a day, most preferably at the night time.
  • It is for administration into the back passage (rectum). It must not be taken by mouth.
  • It should be kept in for at least 1 to 3 hours to get the most benefit
  • Do not take antacids with Mesacol Suppository as it can make your inflammation worse.
  • 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.

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

Questions Related to Mesacol

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I am suffering from ulcerative colitis from last 2 years. I am on mesacol medicine currently now. From the past 1 year i have gone down with uc twice both last a month each time. Is there any ayurvedic treatment for this. I have been consuming dabur kutajarishta along allopathic medicine.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Yes, ayurveda has a good treatment for UC, but Uc is divided into 5 types as per each individual. so , its better ,yo getyou personaly get your self examined by ayurveda doctor, and judged the type of UC you have, and accordingly medicine can be given.
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
Gastroenterologist
Ulcerative colitis is a lifong disease q with remission and exacerbation . U should b under constant follow up of ur gastroenterologist
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FAQs

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

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

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

Mesacol is used for 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?

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 working of Mesacol, but you should consult your doctor before taking alcohol.

Q. Does Mesacol cause joint pain?

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

Q. When is the best time to Mesacol?

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

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