The Brand Name MESACOL ENEMA Has Generic Salt :: MESALAZINE
MESACOL ENEMA Is From Company Sun Priced :: Rs. 82
MESACOL ENEMA have MESALAZINE is comes under Sub class #N/A of Main Class #N/A
Main Medicine Class:: #N/A Sub Medicine Class :: #N/A
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Indications for Drugs ::
Ulcerative colitis, Hairy cell leukaemia
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO Ulcerative colitis Dose is dependant on preparation and brand used. Acute attack: Initially, up to 4 g/day in 2-3 divided doses; maintenance of remission: Initially, 1.5 g/day in 2-3 divided doses, adjust subsequently based on response. Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <20 avoid. hepatic impairment: avoid in severe impairment. Contraindication ::
Hypersensitivity to mesalazine, salicylates and sulfasalazine. Severe impaired renal (CrCl < 20 ml/min) or hepatic function. Children <2 yr. Drug Precautions ::
Mild to moderate impaired renal or hepatic function (test serum creatinine before treatment, every 3 mth for 1st yr, every 6 mth for next 4 yr, then annually). Elderly; active peptic ulcer; pregnancy, lactation; patients predisposed to pericarditis or myocariditis. Counsel patients to report any unexplained bleeding, bruising, purpura, sore throat, fever or malaise during treatment; perform blood count and stop treatment if blood dyscrasias suspected. Counsel patients taking delayed release tablets to report repeatedly unbroken or partially broken tablets in their faeces. Pyloric stenosis may delay release into colon.
Drug Side Effects ::
Abdominal pain (if new abdominal pain – consider pancreatitis); headache, nausea; flu; fatigue; fever, rash; sore throat; diarrhoea; joint pain; dizziness; bloating; back pain; haemorrhoids; itching; rectal pain, constipation; hair loss; intolerance syndrome; peripheral oedema; UTI; myocarditis, pre-existing pericarditis; pancreatitis; nephritis; hepatitis; lupus-like syndrome; alopecia; myalgia, arthralgia; increased liver enzyme values. Potentially Fatal: Blood dyscrasias, aplastic anaemia, agranulocytosis; renal toxicity.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Mesalazine is considered to be the active moiety of sulfasalazine. The mechanism of action is uncertain, but may be due to its ability to inhibit local chemical mediators of the inflammatory response especially leukotriene synthesis in the GI mucosa. Action may be topical in terminal ileum and colon rather than systemic.
Drug Interactions ::
Do not give with lactulose or other drugs which lower pH for they prevent release of mesalazine. May decrease digoxin absorption.