What is Canasa?

Canasa is the brand name of mesalamine rectal suppository, a salicylate medication used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis and proctosigmoiditis. The medication has antiinflammatory activity, thus decreases the inflammation caused by these conditions. Mesalamine oral tablet and capsule are available under different brand names.

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