SALOFALK granules 1000mg 50
SALOFALK granules 1000mg 50

SALOFALK granules 1000mg 50

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Contains: MESALAZINE 1000mg

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Why do I need this medicine?
Mesalazine is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. These diseases cause inflammation in the digestive tract (bowel) and are also known as "inflammatory bowel diseases".

Mesalazine helps to relieve the diarrhoea, stomach cramps and pain commonly experienced by people with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease.

How do I take this medicine?
Take Mesalazine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may need to take Mesalazine for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take it even when you feel better. Do not skip any doses. Do not stop taking Mesalazine unless advised by your doctor to do so.

Take Mesalazine together with food or immediately after a meal. Swallow Mesalazine whole, do not chew or crush it.

Alert your doctor if you find whole or partially whole tablets in your stool on more than one occasion.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances. If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor immediately if you are allergic to medicines similar to Mesalazine, such as salicylates (e.g. aspirin) or sulfur-containing drugs (e.g. certain types of antibiotics or diabetes medicine).

Alert your doctor if you have blood disorders, any kidney or liver problems, urinary or intestinal (bowel) blockage or asthma.

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Mesalazine.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

You may need to have regular blood tests to make sure that your blood counts and kidney function are normal while you are being treated with Mesalazine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these blood tests.

What side effects could I experience?
Mesalazine may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, bloating and wind in the stomach, headache, back pain, muscle ache, rash, itch, problems sleeping (insomnia), cough or runny nose.

Mesalazine may also cause dizziness and tiredness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

If you feel that your bowel problems became worse after taking Mesalazine, let your doctor know.

Other side effects are not common, but may be serious. Alert your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
- chest pain or difficulty breathing
- rash, headache, fever, bloody diarrhoea, stomach cramps
- fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, unusual bruising or bleeding

Can I take this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:

- heart medicines such as digoxin and talinolol
- blood-thinning medicine such as warfarin
- TB medicines such as rifampicin and ethambutol
- other medicines such as ciclosporin, azathioprine, mercaptopurine, thioguanine and methotrexate

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.



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