Canasa contains mesalamine and is prescribed to treat ulcerative proctitis. Canasa is a suppository medication which is taken rectally. Mesalamine is an anti-inflammatory medication which works by blocking the production of natural chemicals which cause pain and swelling thereby decreasing irritation and swelling in your colon. Taking Canasa suppositories can help to decrease rectal bleeding, your number of stools and the amount of mucus and blood within your stools.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Canasa:
If you have any of the following Canasa side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Canasa?
If you miss a dose of Canasa, skip that dose and wait until your next bedtime to use Canasa.
What else is Canasa called?
Canasa is also known as Salofalk internationally. Salofalk is the same brand name medication with a different name internationally and is not a generic alternative medication.