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Mesacol 400 mg Tablet

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsMesalazine
Description
Mesacol 400 mg Tablet is an anti-inflammatory medicine used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a condition characterized by swelling and scarring of the colon and rectum. It is also used to control the symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mesacol 400 mg Tablet

  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hair loss
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased sweating

Uses of Mesacol 400 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to mesalazine or any other components present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Geriatric use

Caution is advised while using this medicine in elderly patients due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Use of NSAIDs

Use of NSAIDs along with this medicine may increase the risk of renal impairment. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision. It is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine to avoid such interactions.

Active peptic ulcer disease

This medicine used with caution in patients with active peptic ulcer disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 18 years, due to safety and efficacy clinically have not been established.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Tacrolimus

Adefovir

Deferasirox

Sirolimus

Botulism immune globulin

Disease interactions

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of liver disease or active liver disease. Close monitoring of liver function levels may be necessary for such patients while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine reduces the symptoms of ulcerative colitis and prevents the worsening of symptoms by blocking the production of certain natural substances in the colon and rectum.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anti-inflammatory agents, Bowel specific anti-inflammatory aminosalicylate

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/022000s002lbl.pdf

Mesalamine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 8 June 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a688021.html

DailyMed - Mesalamine tablet, delayed release [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 8 June 2020]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=533bfaf5-0add-4b49-a4f2-ddea2b83f65d

Mesalazine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 8 June 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00244
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