Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Canasa
  2. Rowasa
  3. sfRowasa
  4. Pentasa

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Mesasal
  2. 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.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Suppository
  • Enema