1. Strength

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Description

What is Canasa Suppository?

Canasa Suppository (Mesalamine) is a medication which is prescribed to treat ulcerative proctitis, a type of bowel disease. It does not cure this disease but may decrease the number of stools, the amount of mucus or blood in the stools and rectal bleeding. Mesalamine is an anti inflammatory drug which blocks the production of natural chemicals which may cause pain or swelling.

Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.

  • This medication is taken rectally. The 1000mg strength medication is typically taken once rectally at bedtime. Canasa 250mg and 500mg is typically taken between one and three times daily. Your Canasa dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not change or increase your dosage unless advised by a doctor.
  • This medication is most effective following a bowel movement.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using this medication. Unwrap the suppository right before using, trying to handle it as little as possible as it may melt.
  • Lie down on your left side with your right knee bent.
  • Gently insert the suppository, pointed end first, into your rectum with your finger. Use a small amount of lubricating gel on the tip of the suppository if needed.
  • Remain lying down for a few minutes after using.
  • If possible, try to avoid having a bowel movement for between one and three hours after use.
  • This medication is most effective when used regularly. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Cautions

Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:

  • If you have any drug allergies.
  • Which other prescription and non-prescription medications you currently take.
  • Your medical history especially of kidney problems, liver disease, pancreas problems, skin problems or inflammation of the sac around the heart.

Also be aware that:

  • This medication may stain the surfaces that it touches.
  • Children should not take this medication, aspirin or any aspirin-related medications if they have chickenpox, flu, any undiagnosed illnesses or if they have just received a live virus vaccine.
  • During pregnancy, This medication should only be used when clearly needed. Canasa Suppository may pass into breast milk and have undesirable effects.

Side Effects

Common Canasa side effects may include but are not limited to:

  • Stomach pain, nausea or gas.
  • Fever, cold or flu symptoms.
  • Feeling tired.

Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Canasa Suppository side effects:

  • Severe stomach pain, cramping or bloody diarrhea.
  • Signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing or a swelling of the face, tongue or throat.

FAQs

Q: What else is Canasa Suppository called?
A:
Canasa Suppository is also known as Salofalk internationally. Salofalk is not a generic alternative and is still the brand name medication but with a differing name in some international markets.

Q: What is a suppository?

A: A suppository is another way to deliver a drug. It is a small object put inside your body, often via the rectum. Once inside it melts or dissolves releasing the medication. It makes it easier to take medication which your stomach or intestines wouldn’t absorb well.

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