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What are the differences between different brands of mesalazine tablets?

19 October 2020This updated Medicines Q&A discusses the differences between different brands of mesalazine tablets Summary Asacol MR, Mezavant XL, Octasa MR, Pentasa Slow Release, Salofalk and…

Suggestions for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Adults in Primary Care

29 September 2020This document is intended to support local discussions on how to monitor commonly prescribed high risk medicines in primary care.    The monitoring parameters cited…

Safety in lactation: Drugs for chronic bowel disorders

21 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Aminosalicylates for chronic bowel disorders Mesalazine…

What are the differences between non-oral mesalazine preparations?

14 May 2020This updated Medicines Q&A reviews the differences between the four mesalazine enema products and three brands of mesalazine suppositories that are currently available in the…

Shortage of salofalk (mesalazine) suppositories (500mg and 1g)

23 October 2019This memo advises on use of Pentasa (mesalazine) 1g suppository as an alternative.