A question about Mesalamine.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

spasman
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 361
   Posted 2/24/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
How it is suppose to work?
 
If anti-infflamatories are prohibed with IBD.
 
Why Mesalamine(enema) is use?Does it help lower gut infflamation and nerve irritation down there?
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-
 


debilitated
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 448
   Posted 2/24/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Anti inflammatories are not prohibited. NSAIDS are.

5-ASA meds are kind of like TOPICAL aspirin if that makes sense.
They don't really work well..

Pentasa does nothing for me.

Sarah_B
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 2/25/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I think "topical" is a good word to describe mesalamine. Think of it like a blam or a lotion for your intestines. It's a pretty mild drug with virtually no side effects and though it didn't put me in remission, it definitely was doing something, as I went from mesalamine to nothing for about a month while I was waiting for my insurance to approve the TNF-alphas and MAN did I regret it.
22 years old, Female.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Ileocolitis November 2008.
Currently taking Cimzia, 6MP, 7.5 mg prednisone.
Starting Remicade 02/22/10.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, January 19, 2018 7:54 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,919,067 posts in 320,300 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 159362 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, AtlKat.
452 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
cupcakespinkgal, mattamx, Woogy, magoo2, NiceCupOfTea, gumby44, three 5's and a jack, deedee