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Mesalamine 4gm Enema 60ml Bottle – Generic Rowasa

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Chemical Name: MESALAMINE (me-SAL-a-meen)

Common uses
Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory agent used to treat inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis.

Before using
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Mesalamine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking sulfinpyrazone. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking anticoagulants or valproic acid. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

Directions
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. Use this medicine at bedtime unless otherwise directed by your doctor. FOR BEST RESULTS, empty your bowel just before using. SHAKE MEDICINE WELL and remove the protective cap. Hold the medicine by the neck to avoid leaking medicine. You should lie on your left side with left leg straight and right leg forward, knee bent for balance. Insert the applicator tip gently into the rectum pointing toward the navel. Squeeze the bottle steadily. With practice you will know how quickly to deliver the medicine without causing the urge for a bowel movement. When all of the medicine has been used, withdraw the applicator tip. Hold the position for at least 30 minutes. Try to retain the medicine until morning if possible. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using 1 dose daily at bedtime, skip the missed dose. Do not use the dose in the morning. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Cautions
DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE IF YOU HAVE HAD A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION to aspirin or any medicine containing aspirin. A severe reaction includes a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or dizziness. If you have a question about whether you are allergic to this medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DO NOT IMPROVE or if they worsen after you start using this medicine, check with your doctor. CONTINUE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR the entire course of treatment. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may occur during treatment, include mild abdominal discomfort or pain, mild headache, gas, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, dizziness, hair loss, or nausea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience easy bruising or bleeding, persistent sore throat or fever, unusual fatigue, chest pain, cramping, or bloody diarrhea. An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Additional information
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children.

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