FAQs ABOUT MESACOL OD TABLET
What is MESACOL OD TABLET used for?
MESACOL OD TABLET is used to treat and prevent mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (a chronic inflammatory bowel disease) in affected individuals. It is also indicated for use to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis which generally occurs as diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, and/or stomach pain in affected individuals.
What are the side effects of MESACOL OD TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking MESACOL OD TABLET are indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, itching, and/or rash. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsens.
How MESACOL OD TABLET works?
MESACOL OD TABLET works by suppressing the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers responsible for inflammation in the intestines) which results in reduced inflammation and ulceration thus providing relief from ulcerative colitis (and its associated symptoms) in affected individuals.
Can MESACOL OD TABLET be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Yes, MESACOL OD TABLET can be used but with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women only if it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking MESACOL OD TABLET.
Can MESACOL OD TABLET be used in children and adolescents?
No, MESACOL OD TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) due to lack of data on safety and efficacy of the medicine. Consult your doctor before administering the medicine to the child.