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MESALAMINE is used to treat the pain and inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: - heart disease -kidney disease - pyloric stenosis - an unusual or allergic reaction to mesalamine, salicylates, other medicines, sulfites, foods, dyes, or preservatives -sun sensitivity - pregnant or trying to get pregnant - breast-feeding
This medicine is for rectal use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Shake well before using. Lie on your left side, extend the left leg and pull the right leg up towards your chest or pull both knees toward the chest. Take off the applicator tip cover and place the applicator tip gently into the rectum. Pointing the tip toward your stomach, squeeze the bottle steadily. Stay in position for at least 30 minutes to allow the medication to spread inside. For best results, use this medicine before bedtime and after you have had a bowel movement. Try keeping the suspension in the rectum for 8 hours. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. There is usually an improvement in 3 to 21 days. You may need about 6 weeks of treatment to get good results. This medicine may stain clothing and other fabrics, flooring, painted surfaces, marble, granite, plastics, and enamel.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -black, tarry stools -bloody diarrhea -breathing problems -chest pain -fever -nausea, vomiting -pain or trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine -unusually weak or tired -yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -headache -rectal discomfort -stomach gas -stomach pain or cramps.