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.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Canasa side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Canasa Suppository side effects:
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.