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.