Rowasa Uses

How Does Rowasa Work?

Rowasa belongs to a group of medications called aminosalicylates. It is thought that the drug works by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. Rowasa decreases the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, chemicals that lead to the inflammation of ulcerative colitis.

Rowasa Use in Children

Rowasa has not been approved for the treatment of ulcerative colitis in children. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Rowasa for children.

Off-Label Rowasa Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Rowasa for treating something other than the conditions listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. Among these potential off-label Rowasa uses is the treatment of Crohn's disease.

Rowasa Enema

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