How long should I take mesalamine?

How long should I take mesalamine?


  1. Adults—1600 milligrams (mg) 3 times a day for 6 weeks.
  2. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Does mesalamine suppress the immune system?

Since they do not suppress the immune system, you do not need frequent monitoring of your blood counts.

Why is mesalamine prescribed?

Mesalamine is used to treat and prevent flare-ups of mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease). It works inside the bowels to reduce inflammation and other symptoms of the disease.

Is mesalamine safe for long term use?

Mesalazine can be taken long term. However your doctor will want to check how your kidneys are working during treatment. In rare cases mesalazine can cause kidney problems. These checks usually happen once every 3 months for the first year.

Is mesalamine a maintenance drug?

Mesalamine is typically one of the first drugs prescribed for mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine is used both to treat active symptoms of ulcerative colitis and as a maintenance drug to prevent symptoms from recurring.

What does mesalamine cost?

The average cost for 60 Tablet Delayed Release(s), 1.2gm each of the generic (mesalamine) is $196.99. You can buy mesalamine at the discounted price of $95.01 by using the WebMDRx coupon, a savings of 52%. Even if this drug is covered by Medicare or your insurance, we recommend you compare prices.

Can you take mesalamine long term?

What can I replace mesalamine with?


  • Prednisone.
  • Sulfasalazine.
  • Pentasa.
  • Apriso.
  • Remicade.
  • When is mesalamine going generic?

    On May 10, 2019, Teva launched a generic version of Allergan’s Delzicol (mesalamine) delayed- release capsules. Delzicol is approved for the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis in patients 5 years of age and older, and for the maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis in adults.

    Has anyone been cured from ulcerative colitis?

    While there is no known cure for ulcerative colitis and flare ups may recur, a combination of treatment options can help you stay in control of your disease and lead a full and rewarding life.