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$832.99

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Mesalamine

Drug Info for mesalamine

Rectal mesalamine is used to treat ulcerative colitis (a condition which causes swelling and sores in the lining of the colon [large intestine] and rectum), proctitis (swelling in the rectum), and proctosigmoiditis (swelling in the rectum and sigmoid colon [last section of the colon]). Rectal mesalamine is in a class of medications called anti-inflammatory agents. It works by stopping the body from producing a certain substance that may cause inflammation.

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  • Into the rectum

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

Enema: Use the enema at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Shake the bottle and then remove the cap.Rectal routeWash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. Rectal routeLie on your left side with your left leg straight or slightly bent, and your right knee bent upward. Insert the applicator tip into your rectum about an inch. Gently squeeze the bottom of the bottle to release the enema. Rectal routeRemove the bottle and throw it away. Rectal routeYou may need to hold the liquid in your rectum for several minutes or hours. This may be difficult or feel uncomfortable. It should become easier to do as you continue to use the medicine.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Rectal routeYou may store the suppositories in the refrigerator, but do not freeze them. Store the enema at room temperature. Keep it away from heat, moisture, or direct light.

Suppository: Rectal routeNever take rectal suppositories by mouth. Do not cut or break the suppository.Use this medicine at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.Before you insert a suppository, go to the bathroom and empty your bladder and, if possible, have a bowel movement.This medicine will stain any surface it touches (including clothing, bedsheets, floors, and countertops). To protect your clothing, consider wearing a sanitary napkin or adult undergarment including Depend®. Protect your sheets by placing a waterproof pad on your bed.Rectal routeWash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. Remove the foil or wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Do not keep the suppository in your hand too long or it will begin to melt.Rectal routeTo make the suppository easier to insert, you may use a lubricating gel such as K-Y® Jelly, but do not use petroleum jelly (Vaseline®). Rectal routeLie on your left side with your left leg straight or slightly bent, and your right knee bent upward. Gently push the pointed end of the suppository into the rectum about 1 inch. The medicine needs to remain in your body for 1 to 3 hours or longer. Try not to use the bathroom for at least that length of time after inserting the suppository.Drink extra fluids so you will urinate more often and help prevent kidney problems.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to mesalamine, an aminosalicylate, or salicylate medicine (including aspirin).

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, or skin problems (including atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema). Tell your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to sulfasalazine.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Kidney problems, including kidney stonesMesalamine-induced acute intolerance syndromeHeart problems, including myocarditis, pericarditisLiver problems, including liver failureSerious skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP)

This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Wear sunscreen. Do not use sunlamps or tanning beds.

Mesalamine may stain clothing, fabrics, flooring, painted surfaces, marble, granite, vinyl, enamel, or other surfaces it touches. Keep this medicine away from these surfaces to prevent staining.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

Some medicines can affect how mesalamine works. Tell your doctor if you are using azathioprine, mercaptopurine, mesalamine by mouth, or NSAIDs (including aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen).

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Change in how much or how often you urinate, difficult or painful urination, lower back or side pain
  • Chest pain, trouble breathing
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat
  • Bloody diarrhea, severe cramping, stomach pain, possibly with fever, headache, rash
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes
  • Mild diarrhea, pain in your rectum
  • Blemishes on the skin, pimples
  • Dizziness
Frequently Asked Questions

Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat prevent ulcerative colitis symptoms such as diarrhea and rectal bleeding in both adults and children. This medication can also be used to prevent ulcerative colitis symptoms from occurring in adults.

In addition to Mesalamine, several other similar brand name drugs may be used to treat these symptoms including Apriso and HD. Consult with your doctor to determine the best treatment for your condition.

The average Mesalamine cost depends on several things: your insurance coverage, your daily dosage, and the pharmacy where you shop. The average cash price for is about $$922 for 120 tablets delayed release, 1.2gm.

Mesalamine is a generic drug. Similar brand-name drugs include Apriso and Asacol HD. Our free coupon may be used for savings on Mesalamine and alternative brand-name drugs for savings of up to 80%.

Mesalamine oral delayed release tablets are only available in 800 mg strength. This medication is also available as a rectal kit and rectal enema. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage and use of this medication.

There are not currently any additional discount offers available for Mesalamine. However, you can save on the retail price of this medication by asking your local pharmacy if they accept OptionRx pharmacy coupons, or check our site to find which pharmacies near you accept our savings card. OptionRx coupons offer uninsured and underinsured patients an opportunity to save. Our free coupon card is free and easy to use, and our customers usually find that they save more using our coupon instead of manufacturer coupon.