Active Ingredient(s):Mesalamine, 5-ASA FDA Approved: * January 5, 2001 Pharm Company: *AXCAN SCANDIPHARM Category:Anti-Inflammatory
Mesalazine, also known as mesalamine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is a medication used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is generally used for mildly to moderately severe disease. It is taken by mouth or rectally. The formulations which are taken by mouth appear to be similarly effective.
Common side effects include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and feve...
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