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Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The specific mesalamine product
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
The following eMedTV articles describe dosing information for specific mesalamine products:
 

Drug Interactions

Mesalamine can potentially interact with a few medicines (see Mesalamine Drug Interactions).
  

What If I Take an Overdose of Mesalamine?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Sweating
  • Hyperventilation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea.
     
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
 
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