Medicine "Mesacol": instructions for use, release forms, reviews
In the human body there are organs that carry the main load daily. The gastrointestinal tract belongs to the category of such organs, which processes food consumed by humans for days. Food digested in the stomach enters the intestine, which depends on how well the process of digestion is completed.
Intestinal diseases are consequences of a person’s lifestyle. Improper diet and late treatment can lead to serious violations in his work. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are common and are treated with medication. The medicine for the elimination of intestinal problems is Mesacol. Instructions for use are available in each package.
Mesacol is a drug with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. It relieves inflammation of the intestinal mucosa, contributes to the positive work of the digestive tract.Prescribed "Mesacol" for the treatment of the following diseases:
Influencing the intestines, it relieves inflammation of the intestinal walls, prevents the development of harmful microorganisms.
The product "Mesacol 400" is produced (this is confirmed by the instructions for use) in the form of tablets in a solid soluble shell with a dosage of 400 mg. The main active substance is mesalamine. Also "Mesacol" is available in the form of rectal suppositories with a dosage of 500 mg.
Additionally, the composition of the medicinal substance includes the following elements: calcium phosphate; cellulose; hypromellose; "Povidone K-90"; medical talc; silica; starch.
How to take pills "Mesacol"? The instruction indicates that they should be ingested and taken with plenty of water. Tablets do not need to chew. Paper packaging contains 5 blisters of 10 tablets each.
Contraindications to the use of "Mesacol"
Taking the drug is allowed for children from 2 years and adults. Assign it to infants can not.
For the preparation "Mesacol" instructions for use stipulates that there are a number of contraindications for which treatment with this medicine is prohibited.
Diseases for which Mesacol cannot be used
- Genetic and other diseases of the circulatory system.
- Gastric and duodenal ulcer at the time of severe exacerbation.
- Acute deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
- Hemorrhagic diathesis.
- Chronic kidney disease.
- Chronic liver disease.
- Breastfeeding period.
- Last trimester of gestation.
- Individual intolerance to the components of the drug.
Taking the drug during pregnancy and lactation is undesirable. Do not recommend the use of the drug "Mesacol" in the last month of pregnancy. During the 1 st and 2 nd trimester of pregnancy, the drug is prescribed exclusively for urgent needs. How to take in this period "Mesacol"? Candles (instruction contains information about this) will fit best.
Studies have shown that the drug has the ability to penetrate the placenta and affect the fetus. But strictly identified identified negative effects of the drug on the course of pregnancy and fetal development have not been identified.
During breastfeeding, it is not recommended to prescribe "Mesacol".Instructions for use contains all information on this subject. If doctors see an acute need for taking the drug, the mother recommends that you stop breastfeeding.
Treatment with Mesacol
Prescribe the drug "Mesacol" from 2 to 4 times a day before meals for 40-50 minutes. Doctors recommend drinking a pill with plenty of water. The recommended dose for oral administration to adults is not more than 2.4 g per day. On average, patients are prescribed 0.8 g three times a day. The upper limit of the permissible dose per day for children from 2 years to 18 is 50 mg.
The course of drug treatment for adults is 1-2 weeks depending on the severity of the disease. The course of treatment for children is 10-12 days.
In case of ineffectiveness of the course of treatment, they can prescribe the drug "Mesacol". The instruction confirms this.
Side effects after taking the drug
With special sensitivity to the composition of the drug, non-compliance with special requirements and for other reasons, the following side effects can be diagnosed in a patient taking "Mesacol":
- Bouts of nausea, severe heartburn and belching, intestinal upset,lack of appetite, pain and pain in the stomach, bleeding gums, exacerbation of pancreatic diseases, sand release from the kidneys, exacerbation of liver diseases, pain during urination.
- Heart palpitations, sudden jumps in blood pressure, aching pain in the region of the heart, shortness of breath, pain in the heart muscle.
- Migraine and dizziness, depressions, twitching of the eyelids, trembling in the limbs, numbness of the tongue.
- Blood discharge in the urine, urine with a strong smell of acetone, lower abdominal pain.
- Blood stasis in blood vessels, the formation of blood clots.
- Redness of the skin, rash, severe itching and burning, fever, angioedema.
- Muscle pain, weakness, dehydration.
- Reception over the norm.
When you take the drug in large quantities, you may experience allergy symptoms (skin rashes, itching and burning), cutting pains in the stomach, painful sensations in the lower abdomen.
With an overdose of the drug "Mesacol" instructions for use indicates that you need to flush the patient's stomach. Better washing is done with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Take antihistamines that will relieve pronounced symptoms.
Take "Enterosgel", "Polysorb", "Polyphepan", contributing to the removal of intoxication.
Reception with other medicines
Do not recommend taking "Mesacol" together with "Azathioprine", "Mercaptopurin", due to an increase in the level of their toxicity.
Do not recommend taking the drug in conjunction with nonsteroidal drugs, as this creates the risk of overloading of the liver and kidneys.
There is a possibility that when taken simultaneously with Mesacol, the effect of other drugs will decrease or, on the contrary, increase.
Special conditions of use
When the patient has liver and kidney diseases, their level of development is first diagnosed. For serious chronic diseases, the drug is not prescribed.
During the course of treatment with Mesacol, it is recommended to observe the doctor and undergo regular analysis to determine creatinine in the body. Under the influence of tablets, it can exceed the norm.
In the event of changes in the circulatory and cardiovascular systems, the drug should be stopped.
Due to side effects such problems may occur.as a high level of bleeding, the formation of subcutaneous hematomas, pain in the throat of an indefinite nature, fever.
Drug intake and alcohol
There are no obvious contradictions in the interaction of alcohol and the drug. But, perhaps, while taking a negative effect on the stomach wall of ethyl alcohol will increase.
Significant changes in the clarity of consciousness when taking the medicine "Mesacol" was not found.
The ability to drive a car does not affect the drug.
How to store the drug "Mesacol"? Candles (instructions for use it specifies) are stored in the refrigerator. The drug "Mesacol" in tablets since production is stored in a cool dark place for 48 months. Provided the integrity of the blister packaging.
The drug is prescribed exclusively by a doctor - a gastroenterologist or therapist. Released in pharmacies strictly by prescription.
All information contains to the preparation "Mesacol" instructions for use.
Earlier in the pharmaceutical market of Russia was presented the drug produced in Belarus.He has now disappeared from the shelves of pharmacies. You can buy "Mesacol" in Russia Indian production. The cost of the drug in pharmacies in Moscow and the regions from about 900 rubles to 1300 rubles. But there are more expensive analogues of products containing an identical basic substance:
- The drug "Mesalazole".
- Tablets "Pentas".
- The drug "Salofalk".
- Tablets "Asakol".
- Drug "Mezavant".
The pharmacological properties and characteristics of the analogs coincide with those characteristic of the “Mesacol” preparation. Analogs are also available on prescription.
According to reviews of doctors who prescribed a course of treatment for patients, the drug proved to be highly effective. The therapeutic effect of taking Mesacol in acute colitis is already in the first days. Appointed independently or in combination therapy, the drug has a positive effect on the intestinal mucosa, suppresses an attack and blocks the development of harmful organisms. Double, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects of the drug makes it possible to stop the acute course of the disease.
Prescribed "Mesacol" and in case of poisoning or intestinal infections.This is due to its antimicrobial action. Influencing the intestines, it helps to restore healthy microflora. Coats the walls of the stomach and relieves inflammation, helping to reduce pain and discomfort. All information contains attached to the preparation "Mesacol" instructions for use.
Reviews of doctors confirm that, despite the large number of side effects, they rarely occur. The main thing is to take the drug under the supervision of a doctor and after a detailed diagnosis of the liver, heart and stomach.