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What should I know about Mesalamine Rectal Suspension USP, Enema?

Before using Mesalamine Rectal Suspension USP, Enema you should first make sure you ask your doctor for clear instructions on how to use it properly. Never take it by mouth; it should only be administered in the rectum. Before you apply the medication, you should try emptying your bladder and bowel. You will need to have time to lie down for 30 minutes when taking this medication so that you can retain it. You should try not to get this medication onto any other surfaces or clothing because it could cause stains. Make sure that your doctor knows if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have allergy to aspirin. This may affect your usage of mesalamine. If while using this medication you experience cramping, fever, headache, bloody diarrhea, or severe stomach pain, stop using mesalamine and tell your doctor immediately. You should also know that mesalamine may pass into breast milk and cause harm to a nursing child. If you are breastfeeding, discuss the risks with your doctor before taking this medication.

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