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Meslacare 400 mg Tablet


Introduction of Meslacare Tablet

Meslacare 400 mg Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of long-standing inflammation and ulcers occurring in different parts of digestive tract. It minimizes the inflammation, reduces ulceration, bleeding, and other painful symptoms. It also prevents future episodes of the disease. You may experience nausea, headache, vomiting, and indigestion as these are the common side effects of this medicine.

Uses of Meslacare Tablet

Meslacare Tablet side effects

  • Headache
  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Flatulence
  • Increased transaminase level in blood

How to use Meslacare Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Meslacare 400 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Meslacare Tablet works

Meslacare 400 mg Tablet is an aminosalicylate. It works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation (swelling) in the intestines. This reduces ulceration, bleeding and painful symptoms, and prevents future flare-ups of the disease.

Meslacare Tablet related warnings

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Meslacare 400 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Meslacare 400 mg Tablet 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.
Meslacare 400 mg Tablet 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 Meslacare 400 mg Tablet, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Meslacare 400 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Meslacare 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Meslacare 400 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Meslacare 400 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Meslacare 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meslacare 400 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Meslacare Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Meslacare 400 mg Tablet, 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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Meslacare 400 mg Tablet for treating and lowering the symptoms of mild inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis.
  • Do not break, chew, or crush the tablets or granules. Swallow them whole with plenty of water.
  • Do not take antacids with Meslacare 400 mg Tablet 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 Meslacare 400 mg Tablet 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 Meslacare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Meslacare

I have ulcerative colitis. Need treatment
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist Kindly fill the health information so that I can advice best products to you thanks ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsTake buttermilk in lunch timeAvoid taking milk & milk Product
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. On medication. Results not consistent. Bleeding in stools.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.
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Q. My symptoms have improved can I stop taking Meslacare?

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

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

Meslacare 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 Meslacare?

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 Meslacare, but you should consult your doctor before taking alcohol.

Q. Does Meslacare cause joint pain?

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

Q. How should I use Meslacare?

Meslacare should be used exactly as directed by your doctor. The tablets should be swallowed as a whole with water; do not break, crush, or chew them. Remember to drink adequate fluids to remain well hydrated, especially after severe or prolonged episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, high fever, or heavy sweating while taking this medicine. This is done to avoid kidney problems.

Q. When is the best time to Meslacare?

Take Meslacare exactly as directed by your doctor. You should take 3 or 6 tablets daily in divided doses (not to be taken at once).

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