Rowasa

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Mesalazine (INN, BAN), also known as mesalamine (USAN) or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and mild-to-moderate Crohn's disease. Mesalazine is a bowel-specific aminosalicylate drug that acts locally in the gut and has its predominant actions there, thereby having few systemic side effects.

As a derivative of salicylic acid, mesalazine is also thought to be an antioxidant that traps free radicals, which are potentially damaging byproducts of metabolism.

Mesalazine is the active moiety of sulfasalazine, which is metabolized to sulfapyridine and mesalazine.

Mesalazine is the active component of the prodrug balsalazide along with the inert carrier molecule 4-aminobenzoyl-beta-alanine.

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I am currently taking canasa suppositories but the cost has gone up to 706.49 a prescription. Is this Rowasa the same and is available in the U.S....

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My friend (Female,Unmarried) is suffering from Ulcerative Colitis from last 3 years. She is taking Rowasa XXXXXXX daily as per doctor advice and...

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Rowasa contain mesalamine which is known to be effective against ulcerative colitis. The most common side...

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Sir, i m diagnosed with anthral erosions and ulcerative colitis as per endoscopy and colonoscopy report last 26 june, 2012. For medication the...

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I am currently taking canasa suppositories but the cost has gone up to 706.49 a prescription. Is this Rowasa the same and is available in the U.S....

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Hi Doc I am suffering with ulcerative colities bioscopy proven i did a colonoscopy last year in which it was detected after that everything was its...

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I was diagnoised with Crohns disease in 1998. I took Measacol tablets for 2 years ,But discontinued medicines since there was no improvement. After...

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I had a endoscopie and a colonoscopy to confirm I have Crohn's this evening I have pain on my chest back and shoulders I also have a very red face...

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I AM HAVING ACTIVE U. COLITIS NOW FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS. PRESENTLY I AM TAKING 3 GMS OF ROWASA DAILY. I KEEP HAVING A RELAPSE EVERY 3...

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