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Rowasa Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Rowasa Suspension Enema, Pentasa, and Asacol are used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Rowasa Suspension Enema is also used for inflammation of the lower colon, and inflammation of the rectum.

Rowasa Dosage

  • If you are taking Rowasa Suspension Enema, the usual starting dose is 1 rectal enema per day, preferably used at bedtime and retained for about 8 hours.
  • If you are using Rowasa Suppositories, then the usual starting dose is one rectal suppository 2 times a day.

Uses of Rowasa

  • It is used to treat mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Rowasa

Before taken Rowasa medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Rowasa. Side effects may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

Warnings and precautions before taking Rowasa:

  • Your doctor should check your kidney function while you are taking mesalamine, especially if you have a history of kidney disease or you are using other anti-inflammatory drugs such as Dipentum.
  • Canasa suppositories contain salicylates and saturated vegetable fatty acids. If you are sensitive to one of these components, you should contact your doctor to discuss other options.
  • You should use mesalamine cautiously if you are allergic to sulfasalazine. If you develop a rash or fever, you should stop using Rowasa and notify your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Rowasa with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Rowasa with sulfasalazine (Azulfidine).

Overdose

After taken Rowasa if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Rowasa overdose include:

  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting


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