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Rowasa Enema and/or Equivalents

Drug Related Drug Names
Rowasa Enema 4g/60ml and/or Equivalents Salofalk Enema

Rowasa Enema (Mesalamine Rectal Suspension)

Rowasa Enema Description

Rowasa enema is the brand name for the generic drug Mesalamine used to treat moderate to mild rectal or colon inflammation and bowel diseases. Rowasa enema prevents the production or secretion of substances causing colon or rectal inflammation and that is how it works. It is a 5 ASA or a five aminosalicylic acid.

Conditions Treated by Rowasa Enema

Mesalamine rectal or Rowasa is used by health care professionals to treat proctosigmoiditis, proctitis and distal ulcerative colitis as well as for other purposes. This drug can prevent ulcerative colitis symptoms from reappearing. Basically the purpose of Mesalamine is to target a body substance which causes diarrhea, tissue damage and inflammation. It can minimize the frequency of bloody stools or bloody diarrhea and relieve moderate to mild pain, but it cannot cure rectal/colon swelling and irritation.

Rowasa Enema Dosage Information

a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations

Empty out your bladder and bowel as clearly as you can before pushing the Rowasa enema through your rectal hole. Lie down for 15 to 30 minutes and hold it in as hard as you can. You will feel an intense urge to empty your bowel after 5 minutes, but you cannot use the toilet. It is best to use this enema at bedtime and you should try to keep the suppository inside your body for at least 8 hours. The typical dosage is a 60 ml unit of 1 rectal instillation (4 gram) that has to be inserted once daily. Depending on sigmoidoscopic findings and symptoms, the therapy usually stretches from 3 weeks to 6 weeks.

b.) Missing a Dose

If it is already time for your next dose, take the next dose at your usual schedule and skip the missed dose. If you forget to take a dose, use the Rowasa enema as soon as you can. Do not overdose to compensate for missed doses.

c.) Overdosing

If you overdose or swallow Rowasa enema accidentally, contact your nearest ER or call your poison control center immediately.

Rowasa Enema Warnings

If you accidentally take the drug in spite of these conditions, immediately contact your doctor. Rowasa enema can adversely affect a few medical conditions. If you have any of the following conditions, talk to your pharmacist or doctor first before using Rowasa enema.

Rowasa Enema Side Effects

Common side effects include:

Majority of the users do not experience any severe side effects with Rowasa enema. However, if you have a sensitivity reaction or an acute intolerance syndrome, making your medical condition worse, contact your doctor immediately. Here is a list of severe side effects associated with the use of Rowasa enema.

Extremely severe side effects are very rare and include:

Serious allergic reactions to Rowasa enema are very rare. But you should contact your physician immediately if you observe any symptoms and signs of allergic reaction such as:

If you note any other side effect not mentioned in this list, call Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Rowasa Enema Drug Interactions

Some drugs can interfere with the efficacy of Rowasa enema. If you consume or use any of the following medicines, inform your health care provider.

As this is not a complete list of Rowasa enema drug interactions which can possibly occur, you need to talk to your health care provider and provide him/her with a complete list of all the medicines and multi vitamin supplements you take. Do not begin, quit or alter your dosage without consulting your doctor.

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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Rowasa Enema and/or Equivalents warnings, side-effects and general information