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Rowasa (Mesalamine) - Summary



The active ingredient in ROWASA® (Mesalamine) Rectal Suspension Enema, a disposable (60 mL) unit, is mesalamine, also known as 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA).

ROWASA® (Mesalamine) Rectal Suspension Enema is indicated for the treatment of active mild to moderate distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis or proctitis.

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Published Studies Related to Rowasa (Mesalamine)

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.

Once-daily dosing of delayed-release oral mesalamine (400-mg tablet) is as effective as twice-daily dosing for maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis. [2010.04]
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The practice of dosing mesalamines in divided doses for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) began with sulfasalazine and was driven by sulfapyridine toxicity. This convention and the assumption that dosing multiple times a day is necessary to treat UC had not been challenged until recently. This study was conducted to determine the efficacy and safety of once-daily dosing of delayed-release mesalamine (Asacol 400-mg tablets) compared with twice-daily dosing for maintaining remission in UC patients... CONCLUSIONS: Once-daily dosing of delayed-release mesalamine at doses of 1.6-2.4 g/day was shown to be as effective as twice-daily dosing for maintenance of clinical remission in patients with UC. 2010 AGA Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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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 MMX� 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 disease.

A Study Comparing the Acceptability of Pentasa® Sachets Versus Pentasa® Tablets in Children With Crohn´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.

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Reports of Suspected Rowasa (Mesalamine) Side Effects

Vitamin D Decreased (7)Central Nervous System Lesion (5)Deafness Unilateral (5)Diplopia (4)Multiple Sclerosis (4)Vertigo (3)Lung Disorder (2)Productive Cough (1)Weight Decreased (1)General Physical Condition Abnormal (1)more >>

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