Mesacol, Mesalazine

Mesacol is an anti inflammatory used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis where the colon or rectum swells up or is scarred. Mesacol reduces inflammation by blocking cyclooxygenase and inhibits prostaglandin production.

Generic Asacol

Mesalamine (Mesalazine)



Sun Pharma

Tablet, Delayed Release Tablet

400 mg, 800 mg, 1200 mg



Mesacol is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease.
How it Works
Mesacol is known as a aminosalicylate. Mesacol is used to threat ulcerative colitis which can cause Symptoms that include pain in the abdomen and severe diarrhoea that often contains blood and mucus. This is caused by swelling of the large intestine. Mesacol relieve these symptoms by relieving inflammation of the intestine, thereby reversing the symptoms caused by ulcerative colitis.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Mesacol may suffer from such side effects; Acne, Loss of hair, Haemorrhoids, Pain affecting the ears, Muscle stiffness or aches, Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain

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