CANASA® / CANASA® Pac
Understanding Ulcerative Proctitis
What is Ulcerative Proctitis?
What are the Symptoms of Ulcerative Proctitis?
What Causes Ulcerative Proctitis?
What Medications are Used to Treat Ulcerative Proctitis?
What Can I Expect?
How CANASA® Can Help You?
What is CANASA® 1000mg?
Follow These Steps to Use CANASA® 1000 mg
How Does CANASA® Work and When Will I Feel Better?
Can I Use CANASA® with Other Medicines?
Who Should Not Use CANASA®?
What Are the Possible Side Effects of CANASA®?
How Can I Find Out More?
Ulcerative Colitis: An Overview
The UC Continuum:
Endoscopic Extent of Disease
Symptoms of Ulcerative Proctitis
Ulcerative Proctitis Management Algorithm
Treatment Goals and Clinical Response
Topical Action of 5-ASA: Extent of Disease Affects Formulation Choice
Why Treat UP with Suppositories?
CANASA® (Mesalamine, USP) Rectal Suppository 1000 mg
Fast Onset of Action
Significantly Reduces DAI Scores
Individual Symptom Scores
Counseling Your Patients
Summary of Adverse Reactions
Contraindications and Precautions
CANASA® - How Supplied
Canasa® is a prescription medication.
Indications and Usage
CANASA® 1000 mg suppositories are indicated for the treatment of active ulcerative proctitis.
You should not use CANASA® if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to salicylates (including asprin or mesalamine also found in products such as Asacol®, Lialda®, and Rowasa®).
Tell your doctor if you have or have had kidney problems, pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas), pericarditis (inflamed sac around your heart), or if you are pregnant, or allergic to sulfasalazine, foods, preservatives or dyes. You should not breastfeed while using CANASA®. You and your doctor will decide if you should use CANASA®.
As with other products containing mesalamine, less common, but possibly serious side effects include cramps, sharp abdominal (stomach area) pain, bloody diarrhea, and sometimes fever, headache, and rash may occur. In rare cases, patients may experience symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Stop use and tell your doctor right away if you get any of these symptoms. In rare cases, patients using CANASA® develop worsening colitis (pancolitis). The most common side effects of CANASA® reported included: headache, gas or flatulence, and diarrhea.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.FDA.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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