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Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

15 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 125.76
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Mesalazine / Mesalamine / 5-Aminosalicylic Acid(400.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Mesacol 400 tablet contains mesalazine (also called mesalamine or 5-Aminosalicylic Acid) as its active ingredient. It is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (a condition that causes inflammati...
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    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
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Uses of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

Mesacol 400 tablet is used in treating ulcerative colitis (a condition that causes inflammation, irritation and ulcers in your digestive tract preferably the lining of your large intestine). And is al...
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Contraindications of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

  • If you are allergic to mesalazine or any other ingredients of Mesacol 400 tablet.
  • If you have any problems with your liver or kidney.
  • If you are allergic to salicylates (Diclofenac, aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc).
  • If your child is below the age of 6 years.

Side effects of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

  • Skin rash, itching
  • Indigestion
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Numbness, tingling or pricking sensation

Precautions and Warnings of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S



Can I take Mesacol 400 tablet during pregnancy?
You should consult your doctor before using Mesacol tablet as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Mesacol 400 tablet while breastfeeding?
Mesacol tablet passes into breast milk in a small amount, hence you should consult your doctor. He/she will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks. When prescribed, watch out for symptoms like diarrhoea, if your child develops it immediately discontinue breastfeeding and contact your doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Mesacol 400 tablet?
It is not expected that Mesacol tablet will affect your ability to drive, but sometimes this medicine may make you a little dizzy, hence you should be cautious while driving or operating machines.


Can I consume alcohol with Mesacol 400 tablet?
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and Mesacol tablet, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any liver or kidney related problems.
  • You have any lung diseases like asthma.
  • You have any problems with your heart (like any allergic reactions).
  • You have experienced an allergic reaction while taking sulfasalazine.
  • You may develop kidney stones (symptoms like stomach pain, blood in urine) while on treatment with this medicine. Hence you should drink plenty of water.
  • Before and during treatment with Mesacol 400 tablet, your doctor may want to monitor the liver, kidneys, blood and lungs periodically.
  • Mesacol 400 tablet is not recommended for use in children less than 6 years old.

Mode of Action of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

How Does It Work?

Mesalazine in this medicine works by preventing or blocking the body from producing certain substances that may cause inflammation.

Directions for Use of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

Mesacol 400 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, preferably before your meals. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It would be best if you too...
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Interactions of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparation and supplements to avoid any interaction with Mesacol 400 tablet.
  • You need to be cautious while simultaneously taking this medicine along with medicines like azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine (used in rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease), thioguanine (used in cancer ...
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  • This medicine when taken along with blood thinners like warfarin (used to prevent blood clot formation) may decrease the effect of warfarin.

Storage and disposal of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S

Store Mesacol 400 tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines. Discard any unused me...
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Dosage of Mesacol 400mg Tab 15'S


Seek urgent medical help if you feel that you have taken too much of Mesacol 400 tablet.

Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long to take Mesacol 400 tablet?

A: The dose and duration of this tablet will depend on the response to treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop taking this medicine on your own.

Q: My brother has similar symptoms can I recommend this medicine to her?

A: No, you should not as different underlying conditions produce similar symptoms that the doctor can decide after careful clinical examinations. This medicine also has many contraindications and side effects which ignored can lead to severe conditions. So, do not recommend self-administration. Ask your friend to use it only after the doctor’s advice.

Q: Can I stop taking Mesacol 400 tablet if I feel better?

A: No, you should not stop taking this medicine until advised by the doctor, even if you are feeling good. Please reach out to your doctor if you have any issues while taking this medicine.

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Mesacol 400 tablet?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.
  • This medicine may interact with other medicines, hence, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including supplements or herbal products. Also, inform your doctor if you are stopping ...
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Q: Is Mesacol 400 tablet addictive?

A: No, this medicine is not addictive, but it is advised not to give this medicine if anyone else has the same condition as you without consulting a doctor.
Last Updated on: 03 Sep 2021 | 11:03 AM (IST)
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