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Composition for ZEMAKOOL

Mesalazine(NA)

food interaction for ZEMAKOOL

alcohol interaction for ZEMAKOOL

pregnancy interaction for ZEMAKOOL

lactation interaction for ZEMAKOOL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Zemakool tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ZEMAKOOL

Mesalazine(NA)

Uses

Zemakool tablet is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and crohn disease.

How it works

Zemakool tablet blocks the release of chemicals that cause inflammation of the lining of intestines.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Acne, Allergic reaction, Itching, Back pain, Chest pain, Constipation, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Hair loss, Heartburn, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain

SUBSTITUTES for ZEMAKOOL

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Expert advice for ZEMAKOOL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for ZEMAKOOL

Mesalazine

Q.Is mesalazine a steroid, NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood-thinner or sulfa drug?
Mesalazine is not a steroid, NSAID, immunosuppressant, blood-thinner or sulfa drug. It is an anti-inflammatory drug

Q.Can I take mesalazine forever?
No. Mesalazine should only be taken for the duration prescribed by your doctor

Q.Is mesalazine safe?
Yes. Mesalazine 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

Q.Does mesalazine cause bleeding, weight gain, hair loss, immune suppression or liver problems?
Mesalazine may cause liver problems, immune suppression, hair loss, or bleeding. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.Does mesalazine affect fertility or sperm count?
There is no evidence of mesalazine 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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Content on this page was last updated on 26 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)