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Buy Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine – called Salofalk in Canada)

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Product description written by Dr. Ami Patel, PharmD (November 20, 2020)

What are Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine)?

Canasa Suppositories (generic name mesalamine) are available by prescription to treat adults with ulcerative rectal colitis. Ulcerative rectal colitis, also known as ulcerative proctitis is a medical problem in which swelling, redness, pain, and sores occur in your rectum. Canasa suppositories are small bullet-shaped medicines that must be inserted into your bottom (anus).

What are Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine) used for?

Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine) are used by adults to treat mild to moderate ulcerative proctitis, also known as ulcerative rectal colitis. They can be used to help with symptoms such as diarrhea, feeling frequent urges to pass stool, stomach pain, and reducing the amount of blood or mucus present in stools.

What are the side effects of Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine)?

The most common side effects of Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine) include rash, fever, anal or rectal pain, feeling dizzy, new pimples or acne, and colitis (swelling of the large intestine).

Canasa Suppositories may also cause serious side effects including:

  • Kidney problems. Your doctor may do lab tests to ensure your kidneys are working well while on this medicine.
  • Liver problems. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any yellowing of eyes or skin, extreme tiredness, or flu-like symptoms (including nausea or vomiting).
  • Serious allergic reactions that can harm your heart, liver, kidneys, or lungs. Stop using Canasa, contact your doctor and seek emergency help if you notice any of the following problems: shortness of breath or trouble breathing, chest pain, rash, high fever, headache, extreme tiredness, difficulty peeing, decreased amount of urine, stomach pain or cramps, bloody diarrhea, or severe pain.

What you should know before using Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine)

Do not use if you have an allergy to Mesalamine or any other sulfa-drugs, including sulfasalazine (Azulfidine). Tell your doctor if you have, or have had:

  • Kidney Problems
  • Liver Problems
  • Heart Problems

Also be sure to inform you doctor if:

  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
  • If you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, especially medicine such as azathioprine, or 6-mercaptopurine (this can cause blood problems when taken with Canasa or Mesalamine). Also, let your doctor know if you are taking NSAIDs (e.g, asprin, motrin, aleve, or other over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatories) as this can cause kidney problems when taken with Canasa.

Do not cut or break the suppository. After inserting the suppository, try to hold it inside your rectum for at least 1 hour, or longer if possible. It can stain clothing.

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  • What is the cost of Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine)?

    Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine) cost will vary depending on your prescription and length of treatment.

  • Is there a generic available for Canasa Suppositories (Mesalamine)?

    At this time, generic Canasa Suppositories (mesalamine) are not available. Canasa suppositories generic version may not be available, but you can still buy Canasa suppositories online at to obtain the best price and lower your Canasa suppositories cost.

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