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Description

Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It works by reducing inflammation in the intestines. Common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness, and rash.

Brand names associated with mesalamine include:
  ▸  Apriso
  ▸  Asacol
  ▸  Canasa
  ▸  Delzicol
  ▸  Lialda
  ▸  Pentasa
  ▸  Rowasa
  ▸  Salofalk

Overdose effects of mesalamine may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, and drowsiness. In severe cases, an overdose can cause kidney failure, seizures, and coma.

Synonyms
  • 5-aminosalicylic acid
  • asacol
  • fisalamine
  • m-aminosalicylic acid
  • mesalamine
  • mesalazine
  • pentasa
  • salofalk
Classifications
  • anti-inflammatory
  • gastrointestinal
  • nonsteroidal
  • salicylic acid

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