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Generic Name: Mesalazine
Product Name: Mesasal


Mesalazine is used in the treatment of:

  • Acute inflammatory large bowel disease.
  • Acute mild and moderate ulcerative colitis.
  • Maintenance treatment of colitis.


Mesalazine has a local anti-inflammatory action on the bowel wall, however, its exact mechanism of action is unknown.

Dose advice

Adults:– 250-500 mg orally taken three times a day.

Children:The initial recommended dose is 15-20 mg/kg orally three times a day. Maintenance treatment is with 10 mg/kg 2-3 times a day. Mesalazine is safe to use during pregnancy and lactation.

Hepatic impairment: Mesalazine is hepatically cleared and should be used with caution in patients with severe hepatic impairment.



Common side effects

Uncommon side effects

  • Nerve damage
  • Blood abnormalities
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney inflammation
  • Hepatitis.

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


Created by: myVMC