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ROWASA
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Drug Name:

ROWASA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Mesalamine 4g/60mL; enema; contains sulfites.

Company:
Mylan Specialty L.P.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ROWASA:

Mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis, proctitis.

Adult:

4g (60mL) daily at bedtime for 3–6 weeks. Retain enema for 8 hours.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Sulfasalazine allergy. Renal dysfunction; monitor urinalysis, BUN, creatinine. Asthma. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Salicylate.

Adverse Reactions:

Abdominal pain/cramps/discomfort, headache, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, flu, malaise, fever, sore throat, dizziness, bloating, joint, back, or rectal pain, hemorrhoids, itching, constipation, hair loss, pancolitis, pericarditis, rash; acute intolerance syndrome (discontinue if occurs).

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Enema—7, 14, 28

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