What are the side effects of taking mesalamine?

What are the side effects of taking mesalamine?

Mesalamine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • muscle or joint pain, aching, tightness or stiffness.
  • back pain.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • heartburn.
  • burping.
  • constipation.
  • gas.

How long should you take Asacol?


  1. Asacol®: Adults—800 milligrams (mg) (two 400 mg tablets) 3 times a day for 6 weeks. Children 5 years of age and older—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor:
  2. Asacol® HD: Adults—1600 milligrams (mg) 3 times a day for 6 weeks.
  3. Lialda®: Adults—2.4 to 4.8 grams (g) once a day.

Is Asacol hard on the kidneys?

Very rarely, Asacol can cause kidney and liver damage. Fortunately, these effects are also reversible when the drug is stopped. For this reason, you should have kidney and liver blood tests periodically – at least annually – while you are on Asacol.

Can you take mesalamine long term?

Study results demonstrate that once-daily MG is well tolerated for the long-term maintenance of remission in patients with mild to moderate UC, with a low risk of UC recurrence. As patients with UC may require lifelong treatment to maintain remission, long-term assessment of the safety of UC therapy is important.

How long can you stay on mesalamine?

Adults—1000 milligrams (mg) inserted into your rectum once a day at bedtime for 3 to 6 weeks. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Can mesalamine make symptoms worse?

Infrequently, mesalamine can worsen ulcerative colitis. Tell your doctor right away if your symptoms worsen after starting this medication (such as increased abdominal pain/cramping, bloody diarrhea, fever).

How long should mesalamine be taken?

How long can you be on mesalamine?

In this study, the long-term safety and tolerability of mesalamine granules (MG) therapy was evaluated in the maintenance of UC remission. Previous prospective studies evaluating different oral mesalamine formulations have not exceeded a duration of 14 months.

What are the Common side effects of Asacol?

Common side effects may include: 1 nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, indigestion, gas; 2 headache; 3 rash; or 4 abnormal liver function tests.

What are the side effects of mesalamine capsules?

Common side effects may include: nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation; runny or stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat; flu-like symptoms; headache, back pain; rash; or.

How much sulphasalazine is in one Asacol tablet?

‘Asacol’ Tablets contain, in a single tablet, an equivalent quantity of mesalazine to that theoretically available from the complete azo-reduction of 1g of sulphasalazine. There are no preclinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included in other sections of the SPC.

Which is better for ulcerative colitis Asacol or mesalamine?

Clinical Trials Experience. Asacol HD has been evaluated in 896 patients with ulcerative colitis in controlled studies. Three six-week, active-controlled studies were conducted comparing Asacol HD 4.8 grams per day with mesalamine-delayed release tablets 2.4 grams per day in patients with mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis.