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What is Salofalk/Mesalamine used for?
Salofalk is a medication used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. It also helps avoid reoccurring ulcerative colitis.
How should Salofalk/Mesalamine be stored?
Store this medication at room temperature in a cool, dry location.
General drug Information:
When should Salofalk/Mesalamine not be taken?
If you have any allergies to any of the ingredients listed on the label of this medication do not take it. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant. It is not known if it is harmful to an unborn baby.
What precautions should I follow when taking Salofalk/Mesalamine?
It is recommended you consult with your doctor before using Salofalk if you have pyloric stenosis, allergies to sulfasalazine, heart conditions, or liver or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to other medications or to foods, or animals.
What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Salofalk/Mesalamine?
Ask your health care provider if there are any foods, drinks, or activities that you cannot participate in while taking Salofalk. There are medications that react with Salofalk. Inform your doctor of what medications you are using, prescription and non-prescription.
What are the side effects of Salofalk/Mesalamine?
Severe: Severe stomach pain, cramping, fever, headache, bloody diarrhea.
Common: Slight nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, fever, sore throat, constipation, headache, dizziness, exhausted sensation, rash.
How should I take Salofalk/Mesalamine?
Take Salofalk as prescribed to you by your health care professional, or as directed to on the label. Take each dose with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Do not break or open the extended release capsule.