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CANASA ENEMA (MESALAMINE-CALLED SALOFALK IN CANADA) (5-ASA)

Canasa Enema Description

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an irritable bowel disease (IBD) that has no cure, but effective medications can cause a remission of the symptoms, including diarrhea, bloody stools, and abdominal pain or cramps. Theories about what caused UC involve genetics, environmental factors, normal gut bacteria changes, or a dysfunctional immune system. Whatever the cause, UC is a long-term bowel disease that usually requires medications and a change in your diet.

Calm Down the Symptoms of UC

Canasa Enema (Mesalamine-called Salofalk in Canada) is recommended for treating left-sided colitis, which involves the descending colon that runs along the left side of your body; proctitis, limited to the rectum area; and proctosigmoiditis, the portion of your colon that is next to your rectum.

The enema formulation is ideal for delivering 5-ASA, or Mesalamine, directly to the area of your colon that is affected by the inflammation and ulcerations on the inner mucosal lining. Once the Canasa Enema has settled the inflammation by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals, your doctor may prescribe an oral medication for maintenance therapy.

Conditions Treated by Canasa Enema

There is no clear answer to exactly how Canasa Enema reduces inflammation, it is thought to work by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals that are sent by mistake if your immune system is over-active. Once the inflammation has started, more inflammation occurs and it becomes a viscous cycle.

Rectal administration of Mesalamine directs the medication where it is needed most and is usually only done as a short-term treatment to maintain control over the inflammation. Once this has been accomplished, you may be required to take oral drugs that contain the same ingredients as Canasa Enema for a long-term treatment.

Before Canasa Enema is Prescribed

Ask your doctor if Canasa Enema is safe to use if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Give your doctor details about other medical conditions or allergies you may have that could interfere with the use of rectal Mesalamine. Provide a list of any OTC and Rx medications you currently take or use, herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so your doctor can determine if Canasa Enema is right for your situation.

Canasa Enema Proper Use and Recommendations

Once you have inserted the contents of the Canasa Enema rectally, hold for 20-40 minutes or overnight if possible. Canasa Enema can stain your bedding, clothing, vinyl, marble, granite, and other surfaces so be sure to lay down a protective mat when inserting the applicator and in bed in case any of the solution leaks out. Keep Canasa Enema, and all other meds, out of children’s reach. Canasa Enema should not be used on those under 18 years of age unless your doctor indicates otherwise.

Possible Side Effects of Canasa Enema

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Rectal bleeding

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