Active Ingredient(s): Mesalamine, 5-ASA
FDA Approved: * December 24, 1987
Pharm Company: * ALAVEN PHARM
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

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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.[1] It is generally used for mildly to moderately severe disease.[1] It is taken by mouth or rectally.[1] The formulations which are taken by mouth appear to be similarly effective.[4] Common side effects include headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and feve...

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I am UC patient for the last one year. It was under control for the last5 months. But relapsed since may 2013 and since then I have taken I have been taking rowasa 3gms per day and whysolane 30 mg for days then 20 mg for few days and 10 mg and then 5 soon as the wasp lone is reduced I again have to take whysolane.....currently 40 mg per day.neither the bleeding stopped nor the urgency for the visit to washroom.moreover I have to go to washroom for at least 10 times per day. Recently doctor precribed tab azoron 50 mg per day. But with one dose of azoron I got severe nousia and after suffering from nousia I got vomiting and got relief.......may I know is there any substitute of azoran tab. I am 62 years old


I am starting Rowasa tonight and want feed back from others that have used it. How do you hold it for 8 hours? ## When using Rowasa, I try to alter my diet a bit to reduce stool bulk and gas (less fiber, etc.). I also try to relax and have a BM as late in the evening as possible and use the Rowasa immediately before going to bed. This works well for me.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Mesalamine, 5-ASA
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 400mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 250mg, 375mg, 500mg
  • Enema: 4g/60ml, 4gm/60ml
  • Suppository: 1000mg, 1gm, 500mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 1.2gm, 1.2mg, 400mg, 800mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Rowasa: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0037-0066 Rowasa 4 g/60ml Rectal Suspension by Meda Pharmaceuticals
  • 68220-066 Rowasa 4 g/60ml Rectal Enema by Alaven Pharmaceutical LLC

Other drugs which contain Mesalamine, 5-ASA or a similar ingredient: (8 results)

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