Mesacol 400 mg is an anti-inflammatory medicine used to treat a type of bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. It helps to reduce symptoms such as diarrhea, bleeding and stomach pain by reducing inflammation in the bowel.
Mesacol 400 mg may also be used to treat another type of bowel disease known as Crohn’s ileocolitis. It should be taken with food. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but take it exactly as your doctor prescribes. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, itching, flatulence, vomiting, dizziness, joint pain, and muscle pain. If these symptoms bother you, do not go away, or get worse, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some people may get a severe allergic reaction that needs urgent medical attention. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice symptoms like swelling of the face, tongue, throat, or lips, unusual bleeding, bruising, rash, fever, sore throat, or excessive tiredness.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems or a blockage in your stomach. Your age may also be a factor in deciding whether this medicine is suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.
- Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
MESACOL 400MG TABLET contains Mesalazine, an anti-inflammatory drugs used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It works by inhibiting the production of certain chemical substances such as prostaglandins that cause pain and swelling. Thereby, helps in reducing inflammation (redness and swelling) in the intestines and provides relief from symptoms such as stomach pain or bleeding. Also, MESACOL 400MG TABLET may prevent further episodes of ulcerative colitis.