Rowasa Enema

Rowasa® (mesalamine) is a prescription medication used to treat ulcerative colitis that affects just the rectum and the last parts of the colon. This includes:
 
  • Ulcerative proctitis, which affects just the rectum
  • Ulcerative proctosigmoiditis, which affects the rectum and the sigmoid colon, the very end of the colon
  • Distal ulcerative colitis, which affects the rectum, sigmoid colon, and the descending colon.
 
This medication is a liquid form of mesalamine that is used as an enema. Rowasa is used once a day, preferably at bedtime. Most people tolerate it well; however, as with any drug, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects reported with this product include:
 
  • Cramps or abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Gas
  • Nausea.
 
(To learn more about this enema, including its effectiveness in clinical studies, click Rowasa.)
 

Rowasa Enema

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