- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Canasa* used for?
Generic for Canasa* (Mesalamine/Mesalazine) is prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. It prevents the recurrence of symptoms of ulcerative colitis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Canasa*?
The dosage of Generic for Canasa* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Canasa* with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Do not crush, break, or chew this medicine. Swallow the pill whole.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Canasa*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Canasa* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Canasa*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Canasa*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are dizziness, headache, shortness of breath, vomiting, and diarrhea.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Canasa*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Canasa*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Canasa*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Canasa* can interact with antibiotics, antiviral medicines, cancer medicines, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Canasa*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Canasa* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Canasa* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Canasa* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Canasa* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Canasa* can cause side effects such as sore throat, nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, dizziness, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and gas. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are severe stomach pain, fever, and bloody diarrhea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Canasa*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Canasa*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Canasa* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Canasa*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Canasa*?
How will Generic for Canasa* work in my body?
How should Generic for Canasa* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Canasa* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Canasa*, tell your doctor if you have pyloric stenosis, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and liver disease. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment or breast-feeding.