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Side Effects

List mesalamine side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with mesalamine:

Common side effects of mesalamine:

  • BurpingLess Severe
  • CoughLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Sinus Irritation and CongestionLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Throat IrritationLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of mesalamine:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • BackacheLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • High Blood PressureLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Not Feeling WellLess Severe
  • PainLess Severe
  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthLess Severe
  • Pink EyeLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • SluggishnessLess Severe

Rare side effects of mesalamine:

  • A Rupture in the Wall of the Stomach or IntestineSevere
  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • AnemiaSevere
  • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Fluid in the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • GoutSevere
  • Guillain-Barre SyndromeSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • Increased Eosinophils in the BloodSevere
  • Inflamed Spinal CordSevere
  • Inflammation in Lungs caused by Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Inflammation of the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere
  • Inflammation of the GallbladderSevere
  • Inflammation of the Middle Tissue Heart MuscleSevere
  • Interstitial NephritisSevere
  • Kidney DiseaseSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Liver FailureSevere
  • Low Blood Counts due to Bone Marrow FailureSevere
  • Lupus-Like SyndromeSevere
  • PleurisySevere
  • Pneumonia with High Amount of Eosinophil White Blood CellsSevere
  • Pyoderma GangrenosumSevere
  • Skin Condition Marked by Red and Painful NodulesSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Worsening of AsthmaSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Bile Flow ProblemsSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Liver ProblemsSevere
  • Abnormally Long or Heavy PeriodsLess Severe
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureLess Severe
  • AcneLess Severe
  • Bloody UrineLess Severe
  • Burning StomachLess Severe
  • Chest PainLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • CrampsLess Severe
  • Difficult or Painful UrinationLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • EaracheLess Severe
  • EpididymitisLess Severe
  • Fast HeartbeatLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • HivesLess Severe
  • Increased HungerLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
  • Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Kidney FailureLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low Sperm CountLess Severe
  • Neck PainLess Severe
  • Numbness, Tingling or Pain of Hands or FeetLess Severe
  • Pain in the EyeLess Severe
  • Puffy Face from Water RetentionLess Severe
  • Ringing in the EarsLess Severe
  • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe
  • Swollen Lymph NodesLess Severe
  • Visible Water RetentionLess Severe

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