Also known as Pentasa, Asacol, Rowasa, Lialda, and Apriso
Mesalazine (INN, BAN), also known as mesalamine (USAN) or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease. Mesalazine is a bowel-specific aminosalicylate drug that acts locally in the gut and has its predominant actions there, thereby having few systemic side effects.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $299.56 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed mesalamine to treat crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, noninfectious gastroenteritis, and blood in stool.
Patients taking mesalamine most commonly experience side effects like headache, pharyngitis, and abdominal pain.
|Cramps and spasms|
|Upper abdominal pain|
|Pain of the anus|
|Itching of skin|
|Itching of unknown cause|
|Alopecia (Loss Of Hair)|
|High blood pressure|