CANASA Reviews

Average Rating: 3.0 (5 Ratings)

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 4  Retal bleeding Leg pain cramps F 66 3 months
1000mg 1X AN
 5  Ulcerative Colitis decrease in swelling and pain Canasa reduced the swelling quite a bit and took the edge off of the pain. It is expensive, and my insurance will only cover 1 1000 mg rectal suppository per day even though the Rx is for 2/day. F 55 1 years
1000 mg 1X D
 4  collitis / proctitis The combination of Canasa and Colazal have made a long term condition much better. My only gripe is that this medicine is so darned expensive, and not available as a generic. M 65 5 years
1000mg 1X D
 1  Severe UC Severe joint pain to the point I was not able to walk My doctor claimed my joint pain was from UC, but I had no sign of joint pain until taking this medication. When I went off, it took several days for the pain to go down. I went on it again for a few days because of a flare up and the joint pain came right back. After a few weeks the pain hasn't totally gone away. The first time I took it it helped my rectal pain dramatically within 2 days. The second time it didn't do a thing. Side effects aren't worth it nor the high price tag! I've seen significant improvement from a cooked veggie diet, ultrainflamx, probiotics, roberts formula, psyllium, turmeric, boswellia, fish oil, glutamine, sodium butyrate enemas. Highly recommend a naturopath! F 25 13 days
1000 1X D
 1  cuffitis Anal Pain, Diarreah, Increased Gas, Body aches in legs, Low grade fever, Insomnia, Dizziness, and Low Energy level Currently have a J-pouch and was prescribed canasa to relive the severe inflamation I have due to UC affecting the stump of rectum that was left after surgery. Seemed like it helped after I stoped the medication by making my stool go from watery to spongy. However the side effects were too much for my body. M 34 10 days
1000mg 1X D

CANASA  (MESALAMINE):  Mesalamine (also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid) is used to treat ulcerative proctitis, a type of bowel disease. It does not cure ulcerative proctitis, but it may decrease the number of stools, the amount of mucus/blood in the stools, and the rectal bleeding caused by irritation/swelling of the colon/rectum. Mesalamine is an aminosalicylate anti-inflammatory drug. It is believed to work by blocking the production of certain natural chemicals that may cause pain and swelling.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)