mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid) extended-release - oral, Pentasa
GENERIC NAME: MESALAMINE (5-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID) EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL (me-SAL-a-meen/a-MEE-noe-sal-i-SIL-ik AS-id)
BRAND NAME(S): Pentasa
USES: This medication is used to treat a certain bowel disease (ulcerative colitis). It helps to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and stomach pain. Mesalamine belongs to a class of drugs known as aminosalicylates. It works by decreasing swelling in the colon.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to treat Crohn's disease.
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