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A salicylate drug derived from sulfasalazine, C7H7NO3, used primarily to treat inflammatory bowel disease.



(USAN), mesalazine (INN) n mesalamina, mesalazina (INN)
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In hard-to-treat cases, GI experts sometimes consider prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs such as mesalamine (Asacol, Pentasa, Rowasa or Canasa) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine).
The Food and Drug Administration declared that the drug's promotional materials illegally and mistakenly implied "that Rowasa is effective in all types of ulcerative colitis.
To provide that information, an educational brochure titled, Managing Flares and other IBD Symptoms, is now available from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), made possible by an educational grant from Alaven Pharmaceutical LLC, makers of the topical UC flare treatment, ROWASA Kit* (mesalamine rectal suspension enema).
Other significant products include Cortifoam (ulcerative proctitis), Epifoam (primarily indicated for pain from episiotomy), Levsin (antispasmodic agent, adjunctive therapy in treatment of peptic ulcers), Rowasa (distal ulcerative colitis), TriLyte (colonoscopy preparation) and the Prefera brand of prenatal vitamins.
Our hope is that by offering ROWASA in a convenience kit, patients will have access to a soothing topical treatment for more immediate flare relief and that they will be more comfortable with their medication-taking routine.