Mesalo Foam

Cipla Ltd

Composition for Mesalo 1gm Foam

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82 gm in 1 bottle

Medicine Overview of Mesalo Foam


Uses of Mesalo Foam

Mesalo Foam is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Side effects of Mesalo Foam


Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain.


How to use Mesalo Foam

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How Mesalo Foam works

Mesalo foam blocks the release of chemical messengers that cause inflammation of the lining of the intestines.

In Depth Information on Mesalo Foam

Expert advice for Mesalo Foam

  • 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 Mesalo Foam
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Mesalo Foam 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.
Mesalo Foam 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 Mesalo Foam, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Mesalo Foam does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Mesalo Foam should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mesalo Foam may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Mesalo Foam is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Mesalo Foam should be used with caution in patients with liv
er disease. Dose adjustment of Mesalo Foam may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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 Mesalo 1gm Foam

Frequently asked questions for Mesalazine

Mesalo is not a steroid, NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood-thinner or sulfa drug. It is an anti-inflammatory drug
No. Mesalo should only be taken for the duration prescribed by your doctor
Yes. Mesalo 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
Mesalo 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 Mesalo 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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