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Is Mesalamine DR 1.2 GM (3 pills 1x/day) well tolerated?

My 13-year-old DD was diagnosed with mild/moderate IBD/UC. Is Mesalamine DR 1.2 GM (3 pills 1x/day) well tolerated?

  1. Hi Mitcha! It's hard to say because medicine is going to impact everyone a little differently. But here is a thread where a community member describes a change in mood after using Mesalamine. https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/topic/mesalazine-side-effects-mood/ That said, others might not notice any changes. I'll wait for the community to chime in but there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer! I hope that helps.

    -Reggie (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

    1. Hi Mitcha,

      I think Mesalamine is one of most preferred medicine given to treat IBD. It can be well tolerated by most patients.
      If one is taking mesalamine then there is a particular blood test that doctor will ask to do on an annual basis mostly, to see if body is absorbing this salt properly without any adverse effect.

      Consulting your doctor on this will give more insights.

      Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

      1. Hi .

        Sorry to hear that your teen has UC. It's hard anyway, and to be so young/still in school etc can make it so much harder!

        I honestly can't give you a concrete answer because everyone is different - that's why so many different medications are used to treat IBD.. What works for one might not work for another, and the side effects will differ from person to person too!

        Mesalamine is often one of the first medications offered, but there are many many more. It's kind of like a pyramid with the treatment options, so you start at the bottom and move up when things don't help improve symptoms or become less effective over time.

        Good luck with the Mesalamine.

        - Sahara (team member)

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