Medicine Overview of Zemakool Tablet
Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain.
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. Zemakool Tablet is to be taken with food.
Zemakool Tablet blocks the release of chemical messengers that cause inflammation of the lining of the intestines.
In Depth Information on Zemakool Tablet
- 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.
Zemakool Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zemakool 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.
Zemakool Tablet 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 Zemakool Tablet, monitor the baby for diarrhea.
Zemakool Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Zemakool Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zemakool Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zemakool Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Zemakool Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zemakool Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Zemakool 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.
Frequently asked questions about Zemakool Tablet
Zemakool is not a steroid, NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood-thinner or sulfa drug. It is an anti-inflammatory drug
No. Zemakool should only be taken for the duration prescribed by your doctor
Yes. Zemakool 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
Zemakool 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 Zemakool 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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Taking Zemakool with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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