MESALAMINE (5-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID) SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL
Phonetic Pronunciation: (mess-AL-uh-meen)
Information last revised May 2010
What does MESALAMINE-RECTAL SUPPOS look like?
Canasa 1,000 mg Rectal Suppository
Mesalamine (also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid) is used to treat ulcerative proctitis, a type of bowel disease. It does not cure ulcerative proctitis, but it may decrease the number of stools, the amount of mucus/blood in the stools, and the rectal bleeding caused by irritation/swelling of the colon/rectum. Mesalamine is an aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drug. It is believed to work by blocking the production of certain natural chemicals that may cause pain and swelling.
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