Canasa (Mesalamine) Suppositories 1000mg
Also known as Salofalk Suppositories in Canada
Generic name or other names
Mesalamine, 5-aminosalicylic acid, 5-ASA, Mesalazine
What is Canasa?
Canasa is a 1000 mg rectal suppository containing mesalamine. it is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with mildly to moderately active ulcerative proctitis (ulcerative rectal colitis). Its efficacy in paediatric patients is not known. Although it does not completely cure ulcerative proctitis, it helps to reduce the symptoms like number of stools, rectal bleeding due to irritation, the volume of blood in stools, and swelling of rectum/colon. It is an anti-inflammatory medicine.
Mesalamine 500 mg rectal suppository is also available in Canada.
How do I use Canasa?
Read the information leaflet supplied with this medicine carefully before using it. It is also better to consult your health care provider if you have any queries. This suppository is inserted rectally, once every day usually before bedtime. The dosage of these suppositories depends on the severity of the patient's condition and response to treatment.
The best time to use this medication is after a bowel movement. Open the suppository just before using it. Do not to handle it too much, otherwise it may melt. Detach 1 suppository from the strip of suppositories. Hold the suppository upright and carefully peel open the plastic at the pre-cut line to remove the suppository. Using gentle pressure, insert the pointed end of the suppository completely into your rectum. Avoid bowel movement for at least 3 hours and retain suppository for more than 3 hours to achieve maximum benefit. Regular use will help you get the maximum benefits.
What are the possible side effects of Canasa?
The common side effects include dizziness, acne, rectal pain, fever, and rash. It may cause serious side effects, like Acute Intolerance Syndrome or other allergic reactions. When this happens, it is usually in people who have had an allergic reaction to sulfasalazine. Some people may experience cramps, stomach pain, bloody diarrhoea, chest pain, decrease in the amount of urine, fever, headache, rash, shortness of breath, or fatigue. Yellowing of your eyes, itchy skin, feeling very tired, flu-like symptoms, nausea or vomiting and dark coloured urine may occur.
Who should avoid using Canasa?
Do not use Canasa if you are allergic to medicines that contain salicylates, including aspirin and allergic to mesalamine or any of the ingredients used in suppository.
What else can I do to make Canasa therapy more effective?
Change your diet. Taking medicine is an important part of managing ulcerative colitis. There are also other things you can do to stay healthy. Ensure adequate fluid intake and eat a well-balanced diet. Stay away from foods and drinks that may make your symptoms worse.
Reduce stress. While stress does not cause ulcerative colitis, it can set off symptoms or make them worse. Stressful events can’t always be avoided; however, you can choose healthier ways of coping with stress. Exercise can reduce stress and depression, and help the digestive system work more normally.
Buying Canasa in Canada with a US prescription
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What is Canasa?
Canasa is a rectal suppository containing mesalamine, a prescription medicine used to treat adults with active ulcerative proctitis (ulcerative rectal colitis).
How should I store Canasa?
Store medicine at room temperature below 77°F (25°C). It may be refrigerated. Keep away from direct heat, light, or humidity. Keep out of the reach of children.
What are Canasa Suppositories used for?
Suppositories medication is 5-amino salicylic acid (5-ASA). It is anti-inflammatory drug used to treat mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis.
What should I do if I missed my dose of Canasa?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. Do not use 2 suppositories at the same time to make up for a missed dose.
How long should I take Canasa?
It should be used once a day at bedtime as directed by your physician. Even if the symptoms of Ulcerative colitis are improving, do not discontinue the therapy. The disease may still be active. Continue using medication for 3 to 6 weeks, as directed by your physician.
Where will I find the best price for Canasa Suppositories?
It is indicated for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, for which there is no cure. Patient will have to take medication for long time. Therefore, buy online at www.canadacloudpharmacy.com for less than the price at most local pharmacies.