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Mesalazine

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3.6
1.5  Effectiveness
7  Side Effects
3.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 12 Mesalazine side effects and 3 Mesalazine benefits.

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Effectiveness of Mesalazine by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Mesalazine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 4% 12% 68% 16% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 12% 84% 0% 4%
Blood Pressure 0% 8% 92% 0% 0%
Breathing 8% 8% 72% 8% 4%
Confidence 0% 16% 80% 4% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 12% 80% 8% 0%
Digestion 4% 4% 72% 20% 0%
Emotional Well-being 4% 28% 56% 12% 0%
Energy 12% 28% 36% 20% 4%
Eyesight 0% 12% 80% 8% 0%
Memory 0% 16% 68% 12% 4%
Mental Clarity 0% 16% 68% 16% 0%
Pain 12% 16% 60% 8% 4%
Patience 8% 20% 56% 16% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 16% 72% 8% 4%
Skin Complexion 0% 4% 80% 8% 8%
Sleep 0% 16% 68% 12% 4%
Stress Level 12% 16% 60% 8% 4%
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Commonly Reported Mesalazine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 75% 4.2% 12.5% 8.3% 0%
Anxiety 55.6% 33.3% 11.1% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 77.8% 22.2% 0% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 66.7% 22.2% 0% 11.1% 0%
Cold Symptoms 66.7% 22.2% 11.1% 0% 0%
Confusion 55.6% 44.4% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 80% 6.7% 13.3% 0% 0%
Depression 77.8% 11.1% 0% 11.1% 0%
Diarrhea 33.3% 33.3% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3%
Dizziness 62.5% 16.7% 12.5% 4.2% 4.2%
Drowsiness 66.7% 16.7% 0% 16.7% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Fatigue 41.7% 12.5% 25% 16.7% 4.2%
Gas 50% 0% 25% 25% 0%
General Discomfort 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Headache 45.8% 12.5% 16.7% 16.7% 8.3%
Indigestion 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Insomnia 66.7% 11.1% 0% 22.2% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 77.8% 22.2% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 44.4% 44.4% 11.1% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Muscle Cramping 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 70.8% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 4.2%
Runny Nose 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 66.7% 22.2% 0% 11.1% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Mesalazine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Bloating 75% 0% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3%
Blurred Vision 83.3% 8.3% 0% 8.3% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Chills 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 86.7% 13.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Depression 58.3% 25% 8.3% 8.3% 0%
Diarrhea 66.7% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3%
Discoloration of the Tongue 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 66.7% 16.7% 8.3% 8.3% 0%
Dry Mouth 72.7% 9.1% 9.1% 4.5% 4.5%
Edema 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Hives 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Pancreas Problems 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 80% 10% 0% 10% 0%
Ringing in Ears 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Seizures 66.7% 0% 0% 0% 33.3%
Sweating 63.2% 15.8% 15.8% 5.3% 0%
Vomiting 90.9% 4.5% 0% 0% 4.5%
Wheezing 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Mesalazine
Since taking Mesalazine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.7%
Hospitalization 5.1%
Stroke 1.7%
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User Comments about Mesalazine
10 Feb 2013 I feel tired and bored and I think if is giving me skin problems
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14 Oct 2012 Side effects suck but proctitis has stopped bleeding. Headaches, dizziness
   —Posted by zman
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13 Oct 2012 Side effects from Salafalk Mesalazine enaemas are bad after 5 days. Got a headache in the middle of the night, it lasted all the next day. Nausea, felt like vomiting. Now I just don't feel right in the head.....yuk...Will stay on it for a few more days, if symptoms persist I will be looking for an alternative....
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30 Sep 2011 I haven't had a severe 'flare-up' of ulcerative colitis since I have been taking mesalizine but I find the side effects really out-weigh the benefits. My daily activities are interrupted more from the severe side effects of mesalizine than the occasional flare-up of colitis.
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25 Apr 2011 too soon to say much but seems to be causing diarrhea
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