Published Studies Related to Rowasa (Mesalamine)
Randomised clinical trial: evaluation of the efficacy of mesalazine (mesalamine)
suppositories in patients with ulcerative colitis and active rectal inflammation
-- a placebo-controlled study. 
categorised by the extent of lesions... CONCLUSIONS: The effectiveness of mesalazine suppositories in all types of UC
Budesonide 9 mg is at least as effective as mesalamine 4.5 g in patients with mildly to moderately active Crohn's disease. [2011.02]
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Comparative data on budesonide vs mesalamine for the treatment of mild-to-moderately active Crohn's disease (CD) are sparse. We assessed the efficacy and safety of each therapy in patients with mildly to moderately active CD... CONCLUSIONS: Budesonide (9 mg/day) was numerically, but not statistically, more effective than Eudragit-L-coated mesalamine (4.5 g/day) in patients with mildly to moderately active CD. Budesonide (9 mg/day), administered once daily, was as effective as the standard (3 times daily) regimen. Copyright (c) 2011 AGA Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
A multicenter, randomized study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of mesalamine suppositories 1 g at bedtime and 500 mg Twice daily in patients with active mild-to-moderate ulcerative proctitis. [2011.02]
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative proctitis (UP) is a prevalent condition associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Topical mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid [5-ASA]) inhibits inflammatory processes in UP... CONCLUSIONS: Mesalamine 500-mg BID and 1-g QHS suppositories are safe and effective for patients with UP. Most patients reported significant improvement within 3 weeks and UP remission and reduced disease extension after 6 weeks of treatment. Validity of QHS administration was confirmed.
Clinical trial: a novel high-dose 1 g mesalamine suppository (Salofalk) once daily is as efficacious as a 500-mg suppository thrice daily in active ulcerative proctitis. [2010.11]
BACKGROUND: Mesalamine suppositories are first-line therapy in active ulcerative proctitis; the standard regime still recommends multiple doses per day. The primary objective of this study was to show the noninferiority of once-daily administration of a novel 1 g mesalamine suppository versus thrice-daily administration of the 0.5 g mesalamine suppository... CONCLUSIONS: In active ulcerative proctitis the once-daily administration of a 1 g mesalamine suppository is as effective and safe, yet considerably more convenient, than the standard thrice-daily administration of a 0.5 g mesalamine suppository.
Clinical trial: once-daily mesalamine granules for maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis - a 6-month placebo-controlled trial. [2010.10]
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic relapsing and remitting idiopathic inflammatory bowel disorder. AIM: To evaluate once-daily mesalamine (mesalazine) granules (MG) for maintenance of remission of UC... CONCLUSIONS: Once-daily mesalamine (mesalazine) was effective in maintaining remission of UC for 6 months. (c) 2010 Salix Pharmaceuticals.
Clinical Trials Related to Rowasa (Mesalamine)
Safety and Efficacy of Asacol 4.8 g/Day Versus Asacol 2.4 g/Day (ASCEND I) [Completed]
Assessing the Safety/Efficacy of Asacol® Given Every 12 Hours to Children and Adolescents for the Maintenance of Remission of Ulcerative Colitis [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether low dose Asacol® (27 mg/kg - 71 mg/kg) and
high dose Asacol® (53 mg/kg - 118 mg/kg) are safe and effective when dosed as 400 mg
delayed-release tablets given twice daily for 26 weeks to children and adolescents for the
maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis.
Sulfamethoxazole Drug Interaction Study With MMXï¿½ Mesalazine/Mesalamine [Recruiting]
This is a drug interaction study evaluating the pharmacokinetic profiles of Sulfamethoxazole
administered alone & in combination with MMX Mesalazine/mesalamine.
Canadian Active & Maintenance Modified Pentasa Study [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the new modified oral extended-release
Pentasa® 500mg tablet is at least as efficacious as the currently marketed Pentasa® 500mg
tablet in active mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis and also in maintenance of quiescent
A Study Comparing the Acceptability of Pentasa® Sachets Versus Pentasa® Tablets in Children With CrohnÂ´s Disease [Completed]
The primary objective of the clinical trial is the assessment of the acceptability of the new
Pentasa formulation - PentasaR Sachets in comparison with the reference PentasaR tablets 500
mg in children with Crohn's disease. After the screening period (which includes medical
history, physical examination, basic haematology, serum chemistry , urine analysis and stool
microbiology , PCD Activity Index )patients will receive (visit I) Pentasa sachets 1g or
Pentasa tablets 500mg for next 4 weeks according to the randomisation scheme in common dose
2× 1 g of PentasaR Sachets 1 g or PentasaR tablets 500 mg. The formulation of Pentasa will be
switched at Visit 2, patients will receive the medication for next 4 weeks. Patients will
record the acceptability of the both forms of the medication.
In 6 patients from each group (selected by the randomization), stool and urine will be taken
to assess concentrations of mesalazine and N-acetylmesalazine during Visit 2 and Visit 3.
Adverse events will be recorded during the whole course of the treatment period.
Reports of Suspected Rowasa (Mesalamine) Side Effects
Vitamin D Decreased (7),
Central Nervous System Lesion (5),
Deafness Unilateral (5),
Multiple Sclerosis (4),
Lung Disorder (2),
Productive Cough (1),
Weight Decreased (1),
General Physical Condition Abnormal (1), more >>