Concern for ibs

Hello doctors my father diagnosed with ibs and doctor prescribe "mesacol suppositories" but in that medicine's papaer some dangerous side effects such as effect in kidney etc were written so my father is worried, please help whether he should use this medicine or not for ibs treatment?
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
Hello ..,it should be Mesalamine suppositories ..check should be avoided if he has any prior kidney problems as it interacts with the soem other drugs and decreases their effectiveness ... All medicines have side effects ,he has hairy cell leukemia so it's better to consult oncologist and take his opinion before taking tablets .
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