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Mesalamine (Asacol)

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

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed mesalamine to treat crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, noninfectious gastroenteritis, and blood in stool.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take mesalamine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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