Axcan Pharma | Canasa (Medication)


Canasa/mesalamine is a prescription medication, indicated for the treatment of active ulcerative proctitis. ...

Side Effect:

The most common side effects of Canasa reported included:headache, gas or flatulence, and diarrhea.

Stop use and tell your doctor right away if you get any of these symptoms. In rare cases, patients using Canasa develop worsening colitis (pancolitis).

Serious side effects include cramps, sharp abdominal (stomach area) pain, bloody diarrhea, and sometimes fever, headache, and rash may occur. In rare cases, patients may experience symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath. ...


You should not use Canasa if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to salicylates (including asprin or mesalamine).

Tell your doctor if you have or have had kidney problems, pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas), pericarditis (inflamed sac around your heart), or if you are pregnant, or allergic to sulfasalazine, foods, preservatives or dyes. You should not breastfeed while using Canasa. You and your doctor will decide if you should use Canasa. ...