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Mesalazine Rectal Foam

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Aminosalicylates Salofalk® Rectal Foam Adult

Mesalazine Rectal Foam - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Mesalazine Rectal Foam cause?

A common side effect that you might experience is abdominal discomfort. If the pain is intolerable or severe, please inform your doctor.

Less common side effects include anal discomfort, anal irritation and painful urgent need to empty your bowels.

 

Rare, but serious side effects may affect the liver, kidney or changes in blood count. However, report any allergic skin reaction, yellowing of the skin, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, persistent fever accompanied by sore throat, numbness or tingling sensations of hand and feet or any bothersome side effects to your doctor immediately.

Before taking Mesalazine Rectal Foam, what precautions must I follow?

Do not use Mesalazine Rectal Foam if you are allergic to any salicylates (e.g. aspirin) or sulphasalazine without consulting your doctor.

Please tell your doctor if you take or use any of the medicines mentioned below as the effects of these medicines may change (interactions):

  • Certain agents that inhibit blood clotting (medicines for thrombosis or to thin your blood, e.g. warfarin)
  • Azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine or thioguanine (medicines used to treat immune disorders).

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

This medicine also contains excipients that include sulphite, propylene glycol and cetostearyl alcohol, which may cause allergic reactions e.g. difficulty breathing and mild skin reactions.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Mesalazine Rectal Foam?

Mesalazine Rectal Foam - Additional Information

  • Updated on Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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