Mesacol 400 MG is an anti-inflammatory medicine that works in the treatment and prevention of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis which is a bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that happens due to swelling and sores in the lining of the colon (large intestine) and rectum. Mesacol 400 mg helps in reducing the other symptoms of ulcerative colitis like rectal bleeding, stomach discomfort, and diarrhea. It forces the body to stop producing certain enzymes that cause swelling. Mesalamine (mesalazine) is the main content of Mesacol 400 MG which belongs to the group of medicines called salicylates.
Mesacol 400 MG should always be taken under expert supervision. It can be responsible for side effects like nausea, headache vomiting, etc. However, all these side effects are not permanent and you do not visit a doctor for the same. If you are suffering from ulcerative colitis then a doctor will recommend you to avoid smoking and consuming alcohol, eat clean meals and drink lots of water. After the treatment, your doctor might ask you for blood and urine tests to know the right functioning of the kidneys.
How Mesacol 400 MG works?
Mesacol 400 MG is an amino salicylate. It reduces the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation swelling in the intestines. Additionally, it suppresses ulceration, bleeding, stomach pain, and immunes the body from the same kind of diseases.
What are the uses of Mesacol 400 MG?
What are the benefits of Mesacol 400 MG?
It works to treat ulcerative colitis;-
Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease in which the lining of the colon (large intestine) and rectum becomes red and swollen. Thus it leads to bleeding, frequent diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Mesacol 400 Mg is highly effective in such cases and prevents you from such diseases. Though there are several brands that offer the same medicines, But in the end, your doctor decides which one is suitable for you. You should consume this medicine regularly and for getting the most out of it. And you should also drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
It can be used in Crohn's disease;-
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease that is chronic. Its symptoms are diarrhea and abdominal pain. Mesacol 400 MG helps in reducing inflammation and also relieving the symptoms of this disease. Thus it prevents them from coming back as well.
What are the side effects of Mesacol 400 MG?
Side effects appear because that is how our body reacts to the medicine. However, it is a natural phenomenon so you do not require any medical attention. And all the side effects will disappear once your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult a doctor or physician if you are worried about the side effects.
Common side effects of Mesacol 400 MG
- Epigastric pain
- Joint and pain
- Muscle pain
How to use Mesacol 400 MG?
Take the dosage and duration as prescribed by the doctor. Swallow it whole. And do not crush it, do not break it, do not chew it. Mesacol 400 MG is usually taken with food.