Canasa Dosage

Generic name: mesalamine
Dosage form: rectal suppository

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The dosage of CANASA 1000 mg suppositories is one rectal suppository once daily at bedtime.

The suppository should be retained for one to three hours or longer, if possible. The usual course of therapy is from three to six weeks depending on symptoms and sigmoidoscopic findings.

If a patient misses a dose of CANASA, it should be administered as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for next dose. Patients should not use two CANASA suppositories at the same time to make up for a missed dose.

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