Mesalamine is used to treat mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis and to prevent recurrence.
Common brand names:Asacol, Canasa, Pentasa, Rowasa
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & FoodsWhat Are Nutrient InteractionsTypes of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check
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Taking 20 grams of psyllium seeds together with mesalamine for 12 months was more effective at maintaining remission of ulcerative colitis than taking either the drug or herb alone. People taking mesalamine should consult with their healthcare practitioner to determine whether they should add psyllium seeds to their treat regimen.
Potential Negative Interaction
noneThe Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers' package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
Last Review: 03-18-2015
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