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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, & Foods
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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.1 People taking mesalamine should consult with their healthcare practitioner to determine whether they should add psyllium seeds to their treat regimen.
Potential Negative Interaction
Last Review: 03-18-2015
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