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When you take medicines like digoxin or warfarin with Canasa, drug interactions may occur. These interactions could have potentially negative consequences, such as a decreased effectiveness of the medications. If Canasa drug interactions are a concern, your healthcare provider may need to monitor the level of medications in your blood and adjust your dosage as necessary.

Canasa Drug Interactions: An Overview

Canasa® (mesalamine) can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to Canasa drug interactions include:
 

Canasa Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Canasa is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Digoxin
Canasa may decrease the absorption of digoxin into your body, perhaps making it less effective. Because very little Canasa is absorbed into the bloodstream, this interaction is less likely, although still possible. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor the level of digoxin in your blood, especially when you are starting or stopping Canasa.
 
Warfarin
There have been a few reports of Canasa making warfarin less effective. Because very little Canasa is absorbed into the bloodstream, this interaction is less likely, although still possible. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely and adjust your warfarin dosage as necessary.
 

Final Thoughts on Canasa Drug Interactions

It is possible that not all Canasa drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.
 
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