Generic name: mesalamine
Dosage form: suppository
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The usual dosage of CANASA® (mesalamine, USP) 1000 mg suppositories is one rectal suppository 1 time daily at bedtime.
The suppository should be retained for one to three hours or longer, if possible, to achieve the maximum benefit. While the effect of CANASA® suppositories may be seen within three to twenty-one days, the usual course of therapy would be from three to six weeks depending on symptoms and sigmoidoscopic findings. Studies have suggested that CANASA® suppositories will delay relapse after the six-week short-term treatment.
NOTE: CANASA® suppositories will cause staining of direct contact surfaces, including but not limited to fabrics, flooring, painted surfaces, marble, granite, vinyl, and enamel.
- Detach one suppository from strip of suppositories.
- Hold suppository upright and carefully remove the plastic wrapper.
- Avoid excessive handling of suppository, which is designed to melt at body temperature.
- Insert suppository completely into rectum with gentle pressure, pointed end first.
- A small amount of lubricating gel may be used on the tip of the suppository to assist insertion.
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