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Mesacol 800 Mg

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  • SKU: ROP 589

Pack Size Qty Price Unit Price  
90 Tablets
$62.00 $0.69
60 Tablets
$45.00 $0.75
30 Tablets
$25.00 $0.83
  • Generic Name : Mesalamine
  • Brand Name : Pentasa
  • Manufacturer Name : Sun Pharma
  • Delivery Days : 10 To 12 Working Days
  • Presentation : Tablet/s (Blister Packing)

What is Mesacol 800mg?

Mesacol 800mg is an anti-inflammatory medicine. This medicine helps to treat mild to moderate attacks of Ulcerative colitis in which the lining of the intestine bleeds and becomes perforated and inflamed. It helps to relieve symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and painful symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

Mesacol 800mg tablets are also used to treat a disease that affects the small bowel and colon, in which the lining of the bowel becomes sore and swollen, which may lead to ulcer development and is known as Crohn's disease.

How does it work?

Mesacol, 800mg tablets, contain Mesalazine, an aminosalicylate, as an active ingredient. The medicine works by suppressing the production of a natural chemical messenger called prostaglandins, responsible for inflammation and swelling in the intestines.

The action reduces ulceration, bleeding, and stomach pain, prevents future flare-ups of the disease, and effectively treats the associated problematic symptoms.

Dosage Indication

Mesacol tablets are available in various strengths and must be used in a particular dosage amount, advised according to the severity of your symptoms, and consumed only after a valid prescription by a physician. You are advised to use Mesacol 800mg in fixed doses and duration to benefit most from this medicine. Take this tablet with or without food. Consume it by 

You are swallowing the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew or crush it. 

Never stop using this medicine even if you are feeling better; keep continuing the medication and complete the full treatment course.

Missed dose

Do not miss any dose of this drug, and if you forget to take any of it, refurnish it as soon as you remember; you should not consume a missed dose when it's almost time for the next dose.

Overdose

Never consume an overdose of Mesacol 800mg, and avoid the use of two doses at the same time; if you accidentally take an overdose, contact a healthcare expert immediately.

Precautions and warnings 

Do not take Mesacol 800mg if you are allergic to it, or Mesalazine, or have any other allergies. 

This medicine might contain some inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions. 

Before taking it, inform the doctor if you suffer from kidney or liver disorders or a blockage in the stomach. 

A patient's age might be an important factor in deciding whether this medication is suitable. 

Pregnant or breastfeeding women must take this medicine only after consulting with a doctor. 

Let your doctor know about all other medicines you take, as some can affect or be affected by Mesacol 800mg. 

This medication is not prescribed for use in children and adolescents aged below 18 years. 

It is suggested that Mesacol is used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor first.

Side effects

  • Sour throat
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Skin allergic reactions
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal disorder 
  • Joint pain and body aches
  • Vomiting, nausea
  • Inflammation of pancreases 
  • Fever, cough
  • Worsening of symptoms of colitis

If you observe any of the side effects mentioned above during the use of the Mesacol 800mg tablet, Consult a doctor if they persist or get worse.

Interactions 

Drug interactions can make your medicine not work well or increase the risk of experiencing severe side effects. 

Unless the doctor recommends, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines. 

To avoid drug interactions, you must avoid taking the following medicines with Mesacol 800mg:

  • Sulphasalazine
  • Aspirin
  • Diclofenac
  • Azathioprine
  • Warfarin
  • Mercaptopurine 

Storage 

It is advised to store this medicine at room temperature, away from moisture and direct sunlight. 

Frequently asked questions

My symptoms have improved. Can I stop treatment with a Mesacol tablet? 

No, you need to continue your treatment as the doctor recommends, even if you start feeling better at the beginning of your treatment. 

Do not stop taking Mesacol 800mg without consulting your doctor. 

Can breastfeeding and pregnant women use Mesacol 800mg? 

Yes, this medicine can be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women only when required necessarily. 

It is better to discuss all the benefits and risks of this medicine and then start treatment. 

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Mesacol 800mg tablet? 

If you have ulcerative colitis, then avoid alcohol because it will irritate your stomach and intestine. This will further worsen your condition. 

Though alcohol does not interfere with the working of this medicine, you must consult a doctor before taking alcohol. 

Does Mesacol 800mg cause joint pain? 

Yes, Mesacol tablets can cause joint pain in some patients. If this pain persists and bothers you, then inform the doctor quickly.

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