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MASACOL 400MG TAB

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MASACOL 400MG TABLET:

MASACOL (Masacol 400mg tablet) is the 5-amino derivative of salicylic acid and is considered to be the active moiety of sulfasalazine.

USES:

Masacol 400mg tablets are indicated for the treatment of:

  • Mild to moderate acute exacerbations of ulcerative colitis.
  • Maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis.
  • Maintenance of remission of crohn's ileo-colitis.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Masacol 400mg tablets may cause Headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, rash, drug fever, dizziness, arthralgia and dyspepsia.

PRECAUTIONS:

Masacol 400mg tablet are cautiously used in following conditions:

  • Patients on oral forms of Masacol 400mg tablet should have renal function monitored with serum creatinine levels measured.
  • Caution should be used in patients with previous myopericarditis of allergic background regardless of its origin.
  • In case of existing gastric or duodenal ulcers treatment should begin with caution based on theoretical grounds

WHEN NOT TO USE:

Masacol 400mg tablet is contraindicated in:

  • Patients with a history of sensitivity to salicylates.
  • Patients with severe renal insufficiency.
  • Patients with severe hepatic insufficiency.
  • Children under 2 years of age.
  • Concomitant use of lactulose or similar preparations should be avoided.

INTERACTIONS:

Interactions may occur during concomitant administration of Masacol 400mg tablet and the following drugs:

  • Masacol 400mg tablet decreases the absorption of digoxin.
  • Masacol 400mg tablet may increase the immunosuppressive effects of azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine by inhibition of thiopurine methyltransferase.
  • Masacol 400mg tablet reduces the diuretic effect of furosemide and spironolactone.
  • Masacol 400mg tablet may inhibit the action of warfarin.
  • Masacol 400mg tablet may increase the gastrointestinal side effects of glucocorticoids.
  • Use of Masacol 400mg tablet and other known nephrotoxic agents, such as NSAIDs, methotrexate and azathioprine, may increase the risk of renal reactions.

DOSE:

Ulcerative colitis: 6 tablets in divided doses.

Crohn’s disease: 3 tablets in divided doses.

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