Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Canasa
  2. Rowasa
  3. sfRowasa

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Mesasal
  2. Pentasa
  3. Salofalk


Mesalamine is used to treat an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis. Mesalamine suppositories are used to treat mild to moderate active ulcerative proctitis (inflammation of the rectum). It works inside the intestines (bowels) to reduce the inflammation and other symptoms of the disease.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, mesalamine is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Ulcerative colitis, history of—prevent it from occurring again.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suppository
  • Enema