Mesalamine is active ingredient for medicines manufactured by differ manufacturers and sold in differ countries under the trade names Asacol, Canasa, Ipocal, Lialda, Mesalazine, Pentasa, Rowasa, Salofalk. All these medicines are original brand name medicines or pharmaceutical analogues.
Mesalamine affects a substance in the body that causes inflammation, tissue damage, and diarrhea. Mesalamine is used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and proctosigmoiditis. Mesalamine is also used to prevent the symptoms of ulcerative colitis from recurring.