Canasa (Mesalamine) Drug Information

Canasa® (mesalamine) is used for the treatment of ulcerative proctitis (ulcerative colitis that affects just the rectum). The medicine comes in the form of a suppository that is inserted rectally. Typically, one suppository is inserted at bedtime.
Because this drug may not be the best choice for everyone, it's important to inform your healthcare provider before starting treatment with Canasa if you have any allergies or other medical conditions, such as kidney disease or pancreatitis. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medications, including nonprescription products.
Most people are able to use Canasa without any problems. However, as with most medications, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, the most common side effects included:
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Rectal pain.
(Click Canasa for more information on this ulcerative proctitis drug, including its availability as generic mesalamine. This article also explains how it works, lists other side effects, and talks about what to do if you miss a dose.)
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