Mesacol OD 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 inflammation and ulcers in the linings of your large intestines) and also prevents its symptoms from recurring. It works by stopping certain substances in the body that may cause inflammation. Mesacol OD should only be taken after consulting a doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It is not recommended for use in children below 6 years old....
Q: How long to take Mesacol OD 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 OD 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 OD 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 any medicine....
Q: Is Mesacol OD 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.