What is a mesalamine kit?

What is a mesalamine kit?

Mesalamine (also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid) is used to treat certain types of bowel disease (distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis, proctitis).

How long does it take for mesalamine enema to work?

This medication is taken as a liquid enema to deliver the medicine directly to the lower portion of your colon. The liquid enema is inserted directly into the rectum and should remain in the colon for at least 20-40 minutes. If taken as prescribed, these medications can work as quickly as 2 to 4 weeks.

How do you prepare a mesalamine enema?

Insert the tip of the bottle into the rectum, pointing toward the navel. Gently and steadily squeeze out the entire contents of the bottle. Remove the bottle. Remain in position for 30 minutes.

How do you use mesalazine enema?

Gently insert the rectal tip of the enema applicator pointed slightly toward your naval to prevent damage to the rectal wall. Tilt the nozzle slightly toward the back and squeeze slowly to cause the enema to flow into your rectum. Steady pressure will discharge most of the medicine.

What does mesalamine suppository do?

Mesalamine suppositories are used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative proctitis (inflammation of the rectum). Mesalamineenema is used to treat active mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, proctitis or proctosigmoiditis (inflammation of the rectum and bowel).

What does mesalamine do to the body?

This medication is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon.

How far up does mesalamine enema go?

Lie on your back with your knees up toward your chest. Gently insert the suppository into your rectum about 1 inch, pointed tip first. Stay lying down for a few minutes while the suppository melts.

What is the difference between mesalazine and mesalamine?

Mesalazine, also known as mesalamine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), is a medication used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It is generally used for mildly to moderately severe disease.

Are mesalamine suppositories safe?

Mesalamine 500 mg suppositories have been used worldwide for more than 20 years with proven safety and efficacy in the adult population. Most adult patients respond to a twice daily dosing, in the morning and at bedtime.