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Generic Pentasa (Mesalamine)
Pentasa
Pentasa is a medication to treat ulcerative colitis.
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Product Description

Opinion: Pentasa

LOTRISONE 410
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Common use

Pentasa is a medication to treat ulcerative colitis. It belogs to the group of medications called aminosalicytates. It works by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lining of the colon. It descreases the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, chemicals that lead to the inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis.



Dosage and directions

Take is exactly as directed by your doctor. Follow all recommendations. Do not crush, break, or chew a mesalamine tablet or capsule. Swallow the pill whole.Call your doctor if you find undissolved tablets in your stool.



Precautions

Discuss with your doctor if you have pyloric stenosis, allergy to sulfasalazine, congestive heart failure, liver or kidney disease.



Contraindications

Do not use the medicine if you have allergy to mesalamine or aspirin or other salicylates. Before using it discuss with you doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, pyloric stenosis, congestive heart failure, or a history of allergy to sulfasalazine.



Possible side effects

The severe side effects include: severe stomach pain, cramping, fever, headache, and bloody diarrhea. Less serious are mild nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, gas; fever, sore throat, or other flu symptoms; constipation; headache or dizziness; tired feeling; or skin rash.





Drug interaction

Tell your doctor about all other medications you may use, especially azathioprine (Imuran) or mercaptopurine (Purinethol); pentamidine (Nebupent, Pentam); tacrolimus (Prograf); amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet); antibiotics (capreomycin (Capastat), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled); antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Zovirax), adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir); cancer medicine such as aldesleukin (Proleukin), carmustine (BiCNU, Gliadel), cisplatin (Platinol), ifosfamide (Ifex), oxaliplatin (Eloxatin), streptozocin (Zanosar), or tretinoin (Vesanoid); or aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin, nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.



Missed dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.



Overdose

Seek urgent medical help if you overdosed Pentasa. Overdose symptoms are ringing in your ears, dizziness, headache, confusion, drowsiness, sweating, shortness of breath, vomiting, and diarrhea.



Storage

Store at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.
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Generic Priligy

Active Ingredients:

  • Dapoxetine 60mg

How does Priligy work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Generic Priligy contains the active ingredient Dapoxetine the first medication approved in premature ejaculation treatment. By its chemical structure and effects Dapoxetine belongs to a group of medicines called serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Dapoxetine works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the synaptic gap and improving neuronal transmission and possessing inhibitory effects of libido and ejaculation. Dapoxetine helps prevent premature ejaculation and prolong sexual intercourse.

Which conditions are treated with Priligy?

Priligy is indicated to prevent premature ejaculation in men over 18 years of age

What should a patient know before using Priligy?

The Priligy should not be used in cases of:

  • Reactions of hypersensitivity or allergy to dapoxetine or other components of the medication
  • Epilepsy
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Cardiovascular diseases ((history of heart attacks and strokes for the past 6 months, high blood pressure, coronary heart diseases, heart failure)
  • History of serotonin syndrome associated with SSRI's use
  • Liver failure
  • Renal failure
  • Women and men under 18 years of age

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Priligy include:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness
  • Convulsions
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

Other common Priligy side effects include:

  • Anxiety
  • Numbness
  • Problem with achieving erection
  • Hot flashings
  • Sweating
  • Heartburn
  • Nasal congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion
  • High blood pressure
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased libido
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Priligy?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Blood thinners (warfarin)
  • Tryptophan
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Other SSRI or SNRI medications
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Lithium preparations
  • Seizures medications
  • Cardiac glycosides (digoxin)
  • Certain antipsychotic medications
  • Tranquilizers
  • Certain antibiotics (Linezolid)
  • St. John's wort

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Priligy is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.