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Octasa MR 400mg Tablet (120 Tablets)

What Is Octasa MR Tablet Used For?

Octasa MR Tablet is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both of which cause inflammation in the intestines. Octasa MR Tablet is a type of medicine called aminosalicylate and it is used to help reduce the frequency of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease flare-ups. These inflammatory bowel diseases cause inflammation of the intestinal wall as well as numerous small tears on its surface (ulcers), which can lead to bleeding. Octasa MR tablets can be purchased at Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy store in Lagos.

What Is Octasa MR Tablet Ingredient?

It contains Mesalazine as the active ingredient.

What Are The Symptoms Of Ulcerative Colitis?

Symptoms include;

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bloody diarrhoea
  • Abdominal cramps and pain.
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Bloating

How Does Octasa MR Tablet Work?

Octasa MR works by acting locally at the site of inflammation (colon, rectum and terminal ileum) to reduce this inflammation

Octasa MR Tablet Dosage

Adults: Take two (400mg) tablets three times daily

Children above 5 years of age: The dosage is based on body weight.

How To Use Octasa MR Tablet

  • Take Octasa MR exactly as prescribed by your physician.
  • You may take the Octasa MR tablet on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal
  • Swallow the tablets as a whole do not cut, break, crush, or chew them.

What Are The Side Effects Of Taking Octasa MR Tablet?

Sides effects of the Octasa MR tablet include;

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or bloating.
  • Production of excess gas in the stomach and intestines (flatulence).
  • Headache
  • Inflammation around the heart.
  • Reduction in the normal number of blood cells in the blood

How Long Does It Take Octasa MR Tablet to Work?

Most people notice an improvement within 1 to 3 weeks of starting mesalamine. Be patient if you don’t get relief from your symptoms right away. It may take up to 6 weeks for the medication to completely cure you.

Where Can I Buy Octasa MR Tablet?

Buy Octasa MR Tablet at, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store.

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